• David Ortiz went 2-for-2 on Monday and needs just four hits to match Harold Baines' Major League record of 1,688 by a designated hitter. Former Mariners great Edgar Martinez is third on the list with 1,607.
• Red Sox starting pitchers had allowed no more than two earned runs in eight straight games before Monday's 11-4 loss. The team went 5-3 in that previous stretch.
• Boston has held first place in the American League East standings for 43 days in a row dating to May 27.