Sure, there’s the bad news: Boston went 3-4 on the first two stops of the three-city road trip that ends in Toronto on Thursday.
But there’s also the good news: shortstop Stephen Drew has been holding a hot hand for Boston recently, and despite the Sox dropping a 4-3 decision to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Drew extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the second inning.
Overall, Drew went 2 for 4 on the day, adding a double in the sixth.
It ties Drew’s career-best stretch at the plate — he also put together a 12-game run while with Arizona back in 2010.
Meanwhile, in Toronto, Oakland’s Eric Sogard went 0 for 5 in his team’s win over the Jays, meaning Drew now holds the longest active hit streak in the majors. It’s the longest streak by a Sox shortstop since 2009, when Alex Gonzalez also went a dozen.
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