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Red Sox Rotation Makes Major League History Through First Six Games

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Through their first four games of the season, Boston Red Sox starters allowed one or no runs in each game, making it the first time in the franchise’s history they’ve done that to kick off a season.

However, they didn’t stop at four. The streak is currently at six following Tuesday’s two-game sweep at Miami, which is a new Major League record.

Let’s recap this historic and dominant run of starting pitching:

3/29 @ TB: C. Sale; 6 IP, 0 R (ND)
3/30 @ TB: D. Price; 7 IP, 0 R (W)
3/31 @ TB: R. Porcello; 5.1 IP, 1 R (W)
4/1 @ TB: H. Velazquez; 5.2 IP, 1 R (W)
4/2 @ MIA: B. Johnson; 6 IP, 1 R (W)
4/3 @ MIA: C. Sale; 5 IP, 1 R (ND)

Overall, Red Sox starters have a 1.03 ERA after the first six.

The Red Sox are currently 5-1, and have won the last five games after Opening Day’s 6-4 loss in which the bullpen blew a 4-0 lead for Chris Sale.

Will the streak reach seven with David Price on the bump for Boston’s home opener on Thursday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays? Stay tuned!

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

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The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

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Angels Announce Coaching Staff

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The Los Angeles Angels have announced the coaching staff for brand new manager Brad Ausmus.

Pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten have already been announced as additions to Ausmus’ staff.

Long-time MLB infielder Mike Gallego will work with infielders and coach third base. Jose Molina, the former big league catcher, will work with catchers. Additionally, Jesus Feliciano will be slated to work with the outfielders and former slugger Paul Sorrento will join the hitting coaches team.

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