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Quotes, notes and stars: Uehara leaves game with injury

Quotes, notes and stars: Uehara leaves game with injury

Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-0 win over the San Francisco Giants:



"He's a year too late, if you ask me, in retiring. I'd have loved to play that game without him tonight.'' - Jake Peavy on David Ortiz.

"It's just some soreness that I feel, muscle soreness. I'm just praying that it's not too serious.'' - Koji Uehara, on the injury forcing him from the game in the ninth inning.

"I have no idea and honestly, I don't care. If we win the division and the World Series, that's all that I care about. Sorry to shoot that question down, but it's not on the forefront of my mind.'' - Rick Porcello, asked if he felt like he would be in the running for the Cy Young Award.

"We've seen Koji where he's worked best (is) with a clean inning. If a guy gets on, middle of the order, we would go to him. So most effective with a clean inning, a four-run lead...that's the reason to go to him in that spot.'' - John Farrell on why Uehara was in the game in a non-save situation.



* David Ortiz has four homers in his last five home games.

* Ortiz already has as many extra-base hits at home this season (42) as he did all of last season.

* Red Sox pitchers have not allowed a run at Fenway over the last 25 innings.

* The shutout was the fourth of the season for the Red Sox.

* Rick Porcello became the first Red Sox since Dennis Eckersley (1978) to win his first nine decisions of a season at home.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. has 10 assists this season, the most of any center fielder.

* Dustin Pedroia has reached base in 22 straight games.

* The Red Sox improved to 9-3 in their last 12 games against the Giants.

* The Sox are 10-3 in July, the best record in MLB this month



1) Rick Porcello

After bailing himself out of a first-and-second jam with no outs in the first, Porcello allowed just two more hits over his next 6 1/3 innings and improved his record to 12-2.

2) David Ortiz

Ortiz smashed a ball to deep center field that was caught on the warning track in the second. He didn't miss the next time, launching a pitch from Jake Peavy into the right field seats for a three-run homer.

3) Brock Holt

Holt gave the Red Sox the only run they would need with a solo homer in the third inning, his fifth homer of the season.


As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

As expected, it's Sale, Price and Porcello to start Sox season

New Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced that, as expected, left-hander Chris Sale will be the Opening Day starter when the Red Sox begin their season nine days from now against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. David Price will pitch the second game and Rick Porcello the third. 

Cora told reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. that Eduardo Rodriguez would be in the fourth starter's spot if he's ready as he continues to recover from off-season knee surgery and left-hander Brian Johnson is preparing to be the fifth starter for now.

In Price's second Grapefruit League start on Tuesday, he pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked one and struck out four in the Red Sox' 12-6 victory over the Pirates. Third baseman Rafael Devers, hitting .349 this spring, hit his third home run of the spring. Andrew Benintendi (.405) had a double and two RBI and first baseman Sam Travis drove in three. 

Sale had a much rougher outing Monday, giving up four runs on five hits, with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings against the Phillies. 



Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Red Sox, Yankees working to play in London in 2019

Mookie Betts and Aaron Judge are about to go global.

Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy on Monday confirmed the Sox are interested to play the Yankees in London during next year's regular season. Bloomberg reported the clubs are nearing an agreement to play two games there in June 2019. Discussions are indeed taking place, but a deal is not done.

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“We would love to participate in a series in London against the Yankees but this is a decision that MLB and the MLBPA will make," Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said.

Bloomberg reported the games would be played at London Stadium, which was the main facility for the 2012 summer Olympics.

MLB has not played any games in Europe before. The Red Sox have made trips before, including to Japan before the 2008 season.