With Off-Days, Interleague This Week, Rest Coming For Red Sox

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Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and J.D. Martinez celebrate Sunday's win. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Red Sox are 6-1 on their road trip and 10-1 this month and, now, the baseball leaders will enjoy some rest. Sox are off today. They'll begin two-game set in Philadelphia tomorrow, then there's another off-day Thursday to lead into a seven-game homestand.

Alex Cora gave Xander Bogaerts a rest yesterday. What are the lineup plans in Philly?

"We got the interleague coming up, so somebody's gonna sit," he said. "I know J.D.'s looking forward to playing in Philly, so we'll keep that bat there, because J.D. doesn't like two days off. He'll play both games there, so somebody will have to sit--maybe give Mookie a day off on Wednesday so he can have two, and then come back on Friday, but I think we've been able to maneuver this whole weekend."

Steve Pearce homered in yesterday's 4-1 win in Baltimore to cap a four-game sweep. He told NESN it's great to be 50 games over .500.

"I tell everybody, it's what you see on the field, we have the same chemistry off the field," Pearce said. "We have fun every single day, we look forward to coming to the clubhouse. It's just a great atmosphere to play baseball."

The Red Sox only need 21 wins in their final 42 games to set a franchise-record with 106 victories.

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

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