J.D. Martinez makes a running catch in front of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Eduardo Nunez. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Wilson Ramos was too much for the Red Sox last night in Philadelphia and, apparently, ya can't win 'em all. But, that's okay, Boston's still taken 11 of 13 to sit 10 games in front of New York for the best record in all of baseball here in mid-August.
Alex Cora's group claimed two of three in Toronto to begin a nine-game trip, swept a four-game set in Baltimore, then earned a split in Philly. The skipper has no complaints.
"We'll take 7-2 on the road any road trip during the season," Cora said. "We went through a tough stretch there. Trading deadline, the Yankees, Toronto with the turf, and Baltimore, and then to come here and to do what we did, that was pretty impressive. I'm very proud of them."
Sox averaged nearly nine-and-a-half runs per game on the trip. They're off tonight and will start a seven-game homestand tomorrow with the first of three against the Rays, then four opposite Terry Francona's Central-leading Indians.
Brian Johnson's in line to start tomorrow night. Rays have won four of six and will try to steal the rubber game from the Yankees this afternoon in the Bronx.
Boston's 9-4 this year against Tampa. The Red Sox are 42-15 at home--also the best mark in baseball.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports