Jackie Bradley, Jr. extends hitting streak to 24 games

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Update (9:14 PM EDT): Bradley made it 24 in a row with a second-inning solo home run off of Edinson Volquez in the second game of Wednesday’s double-header.


Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. extended his hitting streak to 23 games with a single to right field in the top of the ninth inning off of Wade Davis during Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Royals. It was not enough for the Red Sox to avoid a 3-2 loss, however.

According to Baseball Reference, Bradley’s hitting streak is the 21st of 23 games or longer in Red Sox history. Dom DiMaggio owns the longest streak in club history at 34 games between June 29 and August 7, 1949. The most recent streak of 23 or more games prior to Bradley’s by a Red Sox hitter was David Ortiz, who hit safely in 27 consecutive games between July 2, 2012 and May 7, 2013.

On the season, Bradley is hitting .331/.381/.585 with 10 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 31 RBI, and 20 runs scored. It’s been quite a season thus far for the 26-year-old.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.