MLB-Leading Red Sox Return Home For 10-Game Stand

J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting a home run against the Orioles. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The baseball-leading Red Sox were well on their way to a win last night in Baltimore, until the rains wiped out their 5-nothing second inning lead and forced a postponement. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader August 11th.

So, Boston ended its road trip 3-and-2, and will return to Fenway tonight for the first of four against Minnesota. Twins have won three in a row. 

Brian Johnson will make his 27th appearance of the season in the 7:10 p.m. start. The lefty's 1-and-1 with a 2.22 ERA in five starts. He's only faced the Twins once this year, with one inning of relief. Johnson allowed a run in the outing last month.

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New Starter Nathan Eovaldi Good Fit For Red Sox

Twins will counter with Kyle Gibson tonight. He gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Red Sox June 21st. The righty has a 1.74 ERA in three career starts in the Hub.

Mookie Betts lost what would've been his 25th home run in last night's rainout. He's homered three times in a dozen at-bats against Gibson.

Sox will also face the Phillies twice and Yankees four times during their 10-game homestand. Boston leads New York by five-and-a-half games in the East.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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