The historic success month of June is gaining momentum in July with the Boston Red Sox.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs aim to build a solid finish until the month when the Red Sox return to Wrigley Field for the first time since Friday 2012.
Boston lost 23-27 in the last two days of May, turning things around 20-6 in June and competing for the spot in the postseason.
In June, the Red Sox recorded a plus 44 run difference and hit 24 home runs. Their starters have recorded 2.91 ERA, recording the highest winning percentage (.769) of the franchise for a month (at least 25 games) since reaching 20-6 in July 2011.
Boston avoided Wednesday, winning 6-5 in 10 innings, clearing in Toronto and opening in July on the fourth trip to the franchise Wrigley ..
Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo hit a home run on Wednesday, hitting two home runs and 10 RBIs .410 (16 to 39) in 10 consecutive hits. He owns an average of a.312 in 50 career interleague games.
"I feel trapped now," Verdugo told NBC Sports Boston. "I like the position of the head, the swing and what I'm doing with the ball. I'll keep that approach."
The upcoming Red Sox starter Rich Hill (4- 4.4.09 ERA) is a 42-year-old ex-Cub who went 3-1 with 3.00 ERA during the team's June success. 5 starts. Left-handed players have overcome five hits and four walks to produce more than six innings of eight-3 wins in Cleveland on Sunday.
Hill spent his first four major league seasons with the Cubs at 3-1 with an ERA of 2.50 on eight road starts in 2022 ( 2005-08). He last faced the Minnesota Twins in September 2020, losing 1-0 in 7 innings and hitting 3 hits.
Chicago star Willson Contreras is double 4 to 8 against Hill. Meanwhile, Patrick Wisdom, who returned home twice when he defeated the Cincinnati Reds 15-7 on Thursday and scored six RBIs, is home run vs. hill 2-2.
Although there were 16 games less than .500, the Cubs won two games in a row and won the series for the first time since winning three games in a row from May 9th to 18th.
"(I just) want to incorporate that momentum into the next game and the next series," Wisdom told the Marquee Sports Network.
Contreras has been 11 to 24 in the last 6 games, but teammate Nico Hoerner has been shining while hitting .531 (17 to 32) in the last 8 games. increase.
"He's in one of the right places to be a batter right now," Cubs manager David Ross told the Marquee Sports Network.
Adrian Sampson (0-0, 1.69 ERA) will start twice in a row as the injury prevented Chicago's rotation. He allowed St. Louis Cardinals two runs, four hits and two strikeouts in five innings on Saturday, making his third appearance in 2022.
The right-handed player allowed 10 runs and 15 hits, including 6 home runs, over 9 his 2/3 innings in two career starts with the Red Sox.
But Sampson hasn't faced them since 2019 when he was in the Texas Rangers. Boston stars Rafael Devers (.328) and Xander Bogaerts (.326), who are among the top hitters in the majors, combine a home run with Sampson 4-8.
– Field-level media