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Red Sox set franchise single-season record for home runs allowed

Red Sox set franchise single-season record for home runs allowed

The Boston Red Sox set a franchise record on Sunday, but not in the way they'd prefer.

In the second inning of Sunday's game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, Rhys Hoskins drilled a home run off Rick Porcello to mark the 196th homer of the year let up by Boston. That's the most a Red Sox team has ever given up in a single season.

It's been a frustrating season for the Red Sox, to say the least, and poor pitching is the primary reason for that. But in fairness to the Sox staff, home run numbers are up across the board in 2019. On Wednesday, Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Villar clubbed MLB's record-setting 6,106th homer of the year. There still are three weeks remaining on the regular-season schedule.

On the bright side for the Red Sox, they're close to setting a positive home run mark. They need 13 homers to eclipse the 2003 club and set a new franchise single-season record.

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Red Sox' Xander Bogaerts makes history with 50th double of season

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Red Sox' Xander Bogaerts makes history with 50th double of season

As he's done so many times this year, Xander Bogaerts provided a bright spot in what's been a dark season for the Boston Red Sox.

The 26-year-old clubbed his 50th double of the season in the third inning of Thursday night's game vs. the Blue Jays. That makes Bogaerts the second shortstop ever to notch 50 two-baggers and 30 home runs in a season. Alex Rodriguez accomplished the feat in 1996 with the Seattle Mariners.

It's been a season full of milestones for Bogaerts. Earlier this season he also became the first shortstop since Miguel Tejada in 2004 to tally 30 homers and 100 RBI in a season. Last week, Bogaerts reached the 1,000-hit mark for his career.

Joining Bogaerts in the 50-double club is Rafael Devers. The third baseman slugged his 50th in Wednesday night's contest.

It's the first time in franchise history the Red Sox have had two players hit 50+ doubles.

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Highlights from the Red Sox' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays

Highlights from the Red Sox' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4

IN BRIEF:  The Red Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a solid victory over the Blue Jays on the road Thursday night. Brock Holt tallied two RBI singles after Marco Hernandez's two-run double in the second inning got the Boston bats going early. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 77-70

HIGHLIGHTS

2nd inning

Marco Hernandez doubled to right, Moreland and Martinez scored (2-0 BOS)

3rd inning

J.D. Martinez doubled to right, Bogaerts scored (3-0 BOS)

4th inning

Juan Centeno singled to right, Bradley Jr. scored (4-0 BOS)

5th inning

Cavan Biggio tripled to right, Bichette scored (4-1 BOS)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled to left, Biggio scored (4-2 BOS)

7th inning

Brock Holt singled to center, Betts scored (5-2 BOS)
Xander Bogaerts singled to center, Holt scored (6-2 BOS)

8th inning

Derek Fisher walked, Smoak scored (6-3 BOS)

9th inning

Holt singled to left, Betts scored (7-3 BOS)

Rowdy Tellez hit a SAC fly, Biggio (7-4 BOS)

UP NEXT:
@Phillies, Saturday, 7:05 p.m., NESN
@Phillies, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN

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