Verlander (19-6, 2.50 ERA) leads the majors in victories. A couple other big, round numbers are on his radar as the 36-year-old righty makes his second-to-last start of the regular season – he needs 11 strikeouts to reach 3,000 for his career, and he’s 17 shy of his first 300-strikeout year. Verlander has dominated since the All-Star break, going 9-2 with a 1.79 ERA in 13 starts while striking out 130 and walking just 13.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:56 am
In another disappointing loss in a disappointing Red Sox season, Rafael Devers continues to make history. Saturday, in the Red Sox’ second consecutive 5-4, walk-off loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, Devers added the Sox home run record for third baseman to his resume. JOHN TOMASE: 2019 wasn’t a total washout – at least you got to watch Rafael Devers The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic brought the Sox back from a 3-1 deficit with a two-run homer in the eighth inning with an opposite-field shot to left – his 31st of the season – surpassing Butch Hobson’s Red Sox mark of 30 in 1977.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:27 am
BOX SCORE RED SOX RECORD: 80-74 HIGHLIGHTS 3rd inning: (Shawaryn replaces Poyner on the mound) Meadows singles to right, moves to second when Choi walks, d’Arnaud singles, scoring Meadows (1-0, TB). Duffy hit by a pitch, loading the bases (Brewer replaces Shawaryn on the mound), Wendle singles to right, Choi scores, d’Arnaud out at home (2-0, TB) 4th inning: Bogaerts homers to left off Glasnow on a 0-and-1 pitch (2-1, TB). 5th inning: PLAYING LF, HOLT PULLS ONE IN 7th inning: (Taylor replaces Weber on the mound) Adames homers to center on a 0-1 pitch (3-1, TB).
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:57 am