The Red Sox turned baseball’s fifth triple play of the season on Tuesday night against the Cardinals. The Cardinals threatened in the top of the fourth inning against Rick Porcello as Paul DeJong and Dexter Fowler hit consecutive singles. The last time the Red Sox turned a triple play was on August 16, 2011 against the Rays, also in the fourth inning.
It's been nearly a month since the Red Sox released Pablo Sandoval. On Monday, the current Giants infielder opened up about his rocky time in Boston. With a day to digest the contents of that article, GM Dave Dombrowski and second baseman Dustin Pedroia offered their thoughts on Sandoval's comments. "It doesn't make you feel good when you see that, in the sense that for me, he didn't perform very well, is really what it comes down to. Using that as a comfort feeling for a big league player, I don't that's really a very good excuse, per se. It's up to him to try to make the adjustment, but the basic reality is it didn't work, he didn't play very well. I think if he would've played well, he would've
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: RECORD CHASE Streaking slugger Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit a home run in his seventh straight game when the Marlins host the Giants. Struggling right-hander Matt Cain (3-9, 5.22 ERA) starts for San Francisco. Stanton, who leads the majors with a team-record 44 homers this season, has four in 22 career at-bats against Cain. The major league record for consecutive games with a home run is eight, set by Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993). Stanton has 11 homers in his last 12 games, and 23 in the last 35. THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM The Red Sox celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 1967 AL championship before facing