SOX LATELY: With a 2-1 loss to the Orioles last night, the Red Sox have dropped 3 straight tilts, their 1st time losing consecutive games since suffering 3 straight losses from 5/8-10, but rank 2nd in the AL with a 24-18 (.571) record since 4/23…The only team with more wins since 4/23 is SF (25).
-The Red Sox have won 16 of their last 25 tilts (.640) since 5/11, 2nd in the Majors in that time behind the Giants (17-9, .654).
FEELING AT HOME: Boston has won 9 of its last 14 games at Fenway Park (.643), the best home record in the AL since 5/11 and 4th in the Majors in that time…Over the 14-game stretch, the Sox have outscored opponents 73-49 and the staff has posted a 3.26 ERA (46 ER/127.0 IP), holding opponents to 2 runs or less 6 times and 1 run or less in 4 of those contests.
-Boston leads the AL with 284 hits and 148 RBI at home overall…The Sox top the Majors with 86 doubles at home.
VS. THE O’S: The Sox have dropped their 1st 5 home games against the O’s for the 1st time since 1966 (1st 5) and last lost their 1st 6 home tilts against the franchise in 1906 against St. Louis (1st 10)…The Sox have fallen in 7 straight home games against the Orioles dating back to 9/20/11 for the 1st time since that 10-game slide vs. the Browns in 1906.