Craig Kimbrel. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Alex Cora's Red Sox had a 4-2 sweep-securing win over the Rangers Wednesday night. Chris Sale earned the win--his 11th time in 20 starts allowing one run or none. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 28th save and 19th in a row. Boston's team ERA is 3.53--tied for fourth-best in the majors.
"We still got four games before the All-Star break," Cora said. "That's a group, from Chris all the way to Craig, they're healthy, they're throwing the ball well. It's a collective group. We feel very comfortable with our pitching staff."
But it has to be hard for Cora to feel great about David Price. The southpaw will start Thursday night against his former Blue Jays team in the opener of a four-game set. Price has allowed 12 earned runs on 15 hits in eight innings his last two starts. On the plus side, the vet's beat the Jays twice this year and he's 19-3 lifetime against them with a 2.46 ERA.
Toronto will counter with J.A. Happ. He has a 7.94 ERA his last four starts and has been at the center of trade speculation. Happ has a 3.16 mark at Fenway. If Boston wins, that'd be 10 straight--a new season-high. First pitch, 7:10 p.m.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports