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Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Rays on Sunday.
Machado has now homered in three of his last four games ans is starting to hit at the level owners hoped to see when the season first opened. He is still awaiting word regarding a potential reduction in his suspension, so keep in mind that he'll be missing some games at some point soon. ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender