Boston has lost eight of its last 11 games and have fallen back to 6.5 GB. The rollercoaster continues
May 17 19-20 8.5 GBwith some reinforcements set to return while the team visits Oakland, Seattle and Anaheim:
June 17 40-28 2.0 GB
July 3 49-32 0.5 GB
July 19 52-40 6.5 GB
Clay Buchholz pitches on Wednesday in Oakland.
Josh Beckett will pitch on Friday in Seattle.
Jeremy Hermida joins Pawtucket tomorrow for a couple of games. He may rejoin the team in Seattle, where the Red Sox begin a four-game series on Thursday.
Victor Martinez says his left thumb is still sore, but he played catch before Sunday's game.
(Down in New York, Andy Pettitte, the Yankees' best pitcher this season, will be out 4-6 weeks with a groin tear and A.J. Burnett is busy perfecting his Kevin Brown impersonation.)