Rockies blasted by Red Sox 10-3 at Fenway Park

Posted at 10:46 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 00:46:40-04

BOSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. swears he isn't thinking about his current hitting streak. Around Fenway Park, he'd be the only one.

Bradley had two hits to extend his major league-best streak to 29 games,Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

Travis Shaw added three RBI and Blake Swihart had a pair of triples as Boston moved to a season-best 12 games over .500. The Red Sox have scored eight or more runs 10 times in their last 14 home games.

"I don't think about it, until I'm reminded about it," said Bradley, who tiedJohnny Damon for the fourth-longest streak in club history. "If it ends tomorrow, today -- it doesn't matter. I just want to continue to keep swinging the bat well and keep winning."

Steven Wright (4-4) had another solid outing, giving up three runs, two earned. He has now given up three runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts.

Chad Bettis (4-3) held the Red Sox scoreless through three innings but was responsible for seven runs over the next two innings and was pulled.

"I just thought location got away from him in the fourth and the fifth," manager Walt Weiss said.

The Rockies have lost six of their last seven -- all on the road.

After a slow start, the Red Sox got back into the recent offensive groove that has propelled them this season.

Bogaerts led off the fourth with his home run to get Boston on the board. Later, Bradley lined Bettis' first pitch of his at-bat through the left side of the infield to extend his streak.

Shaw followed with an RBI single, and Swihart kept things going later with his two-run triple to put Boston up 4-2. The Red Sox added three more in the fifth.

"Another strong performance by our guys," manager John Farrell said.

The offense helped erase what was at times a tough night for catcher Ryan Hanigan trying to corral the Wright's knuckleballs. Hanigan allowed four passed balls, and Wright had three wild pitches.

A passed ball and wild pitch in the second inning helped set up an RBI groundout by Mark Reynolds that put the Rockies up 1-0.

Hanigan nearly tied it in the third with an apparent home run to right field, but a review ruled it foul. He exited an inning later and was replaced by Christian Vasquez due to illness.

Dustin Pedroia was replaced in the fifth by Marco Hernandez for precautionary reasons after experiencing right hamstring tightness while running to second on a double.

Bogaerts got treatment for a cut to his thumb after tagging a runner out in the eighth.

Pedroia said he was stretched after he left and expects to play Thursday.

"Unless I get benched," he said.



Prior to the game, the Red Sox honored about 30 members for the 30th anniversary of the 1986 American League Championship team, which came within one strike of winning the Word Series that year. Players in attendance included Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens and Bill Buckner. There was also a moment of silence for Dave Henderson, who died in December of a heart attack at age 57. His widow, Nancy, threw out the first pitch.


Weiss said LHP Jorge De La Rosa, who made his first start after spending almost a month on the disabled list with a left groin strain Tuesday, will head to the bullpen after struggling in a short outing. Weiss said LHP Chris Rusin would take his place in the rotation and that either he or RHP Eddie Butlerwould start Saturday or Sunday.


Rockies: Colorado reinstated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder strain) and placed left-handed pitcher Boone Logan on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to May 18.

Red Sox: Farrell said that utility player Brock Holt (seven-day concussion DL) went through "a battery of tests" over the past two days and was scheduled to travel back to Boston on Wednesday. He will begin general conditioning on Thursday. ... Farrell said LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right patella subluxation) came out of his rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket "in pretty good shape."


RHP Clay Buchholz (2-4, 5.92 ERA) will make his first career start against Colorado on Thursday. He is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in three career starts against the NL West. RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 6.75) will be making his seventh start of the season and first career start against Boston. In his three road starts this season, he is 0-2 with a 6.06 ERA.