Jackie Bradley: Jackie Bradley Jr. homers, knocks in six

“I’ve been able to do it at every level”.

Red Sox: Manager John Farrell said there isn’t a scheduled date for the next rehab start for RHP Joe Kelly (right shoulder impingement).

“I eat Ben & Jerry’s all the time – let’s be honest here”, Bradley told MassLive.com here at Fenway Park. If he gets sent back down, there is no need to stash him on your roster.

– Travis Shaw belted a three-run home run and had five RBIs to pace another offensive barrage for the Boston Red Sox in a 13-5 blowout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. I don’t fake at all, because I (have proven) that I can play through pain.

As they have in recent games, Price’s teammates had his back offensively. “This is what I’ve always seen”. The right-hander would finish 6.2 innings allowing six hits, three runs, two walks, and struck out two.

Bradley extended his career-high hitting streak to 15 games with a two-run single in Boston’s six-run fourth and added a grand slam two innings later, carrying the Red Sox over the struggling Oakland Athletics 14-7 on Monday night.

O’Sullivan has been well-travelled, playing for four teams before getting picked up by Boston. The Thunder had a one point lead and the ball when it was in-bounded to Russell Westbrook with nine seconds left.

By the time the sixth inning ended, it was 11-3 with the BoSox well in the lead.

David Ortiz, who entered Tuesday leading Boston with a. 321 average and nine home runs, had the night off.

Bradley Jr. was given another chance last August when he was recalled. Whether it’s a patient approach, fouling off multiple pitches to lengthen at-bats or simply taking an OK pitch the opposite way to keep the wheels turning, everyone has bought in to the team-first approach.

Flash forward to May 9, 2016, and Bradley Jr.is the owner of the longest current hitting streak (14 games) in the Major Leagues.

On April 24th, getting ready to play the Houston Astros, Bradley was hitting.222. I find it hard to go against the Boston offense right now… All I can do is just work. “He’s swinging it well, man”. On the year, he’s hitting. His OPS is all of the way up to.977.

Can Bradley Jr. hit like this for an entire season? “Hopefully the bullpen (gets) a little bit of rest”, A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Like Will Middlebrooks. Guys that had all the tools, did real good, came up and went the other way around (from what Bradley is doing). I think that’s really helped”. It is the third time they allowed double figures in four straight (1930, ’99). He did drop a fly ball for a run in the seventh inning – his first error of the season. He has lost three straight starts and has allowed 18 earned runs in 122/3 innings over that span. His ERA, which was a career-worst 4.84 at the start of the game, is now 6.00. Tonight, they did not, and so decided to make up for it by scoring for the next five straight. The Sox are the highest-scoring team in the American League by a wide margin, having put up 183 runs to the second-best Texas Rangers’ 149. Betts would follow up with an RBI groundout, then Hanley Ramirez would later bring home two more runs for Boston, extending the lead to 10-3.

“You feel confident”, he said. “It’s pretty sweet to watch”. “He’s looking to attack”.

“I felt good. My body felt great”. It had scored 10 or more runs just two times by its 34th game, but it still had scored 207 times by now. It was his sixth.

With their pitching depleted, the A’s might have to take a page out of the Red Sox book. Lefthander Marc Rzepczynski allowed singles by Shaw and Christian Vazquez to start the inning. With Brock Holt eventually securing the left field spot, it appeared that Bradley would once again be stuck in a platoon situation.

Andrew Triggs was the next Oakland reliever.

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