Last Game
Sun, Oct 1
@ Baltimore Orioles (101-61)
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards

AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
101-61 6-4 L1
99-63 6-4 W2
89-73 4-6 L2
82-80 6-4 L1
78-84 3-7 W1

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 96 7 5 4.50 101 33

Top James Paxton News

  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Shut down with knee issue

    Boston placed Paxton on the 15-day injured list Sunday with right knee inflammation, Rob Bradford of reports.

    Paxton was supposed to start on extra rest Tuesday against the Yankees, but he has now been shut down for the final three weeks of the 2023 regular season due to lingering knee trouble. The veteran left-hander had surrendered 17 runs -- 16 earned -- over his last three outings covering just 9.2 innings. Nick Pivetta is expected to fill his rotation spot the rest of the way.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Next start pushed to Tuesday

    Paxton will receive extended rest before rejoining Boston's rotation Tuesday against the Yankees, Ian Browne of reports.

    The left-hander last pitched Sept. 1 in Kansas City and has given up 16 earned runs over his past three starts, so Boston will skip his turn through the rotation this week in order to provide him some extra rest. The poor stretch has inflated Paxton's season ERA to 4.50 to go along with a 1.31 WHIP across 96 innings.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Chased in second inning

    Paxton (7-5) yielded six runs on five hits and two walks over 1.1 innings while taking a loss against the Royals on Friday.

    Paxton gave up a pair of solo home runs in the first inning before the Royals tagged him for four more runs in the second. He's thrown just 9.2 total innings while allowing 16 earned runs over his last three starts, and his season ERA has jumped from 3.34 to 4.50 during that span. Paxton is currently projected to start in Tampa Bay next week.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Another short outing

    Paxton did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing four runs on four hits and five walks over 4.1 innings against the Dodgers. He struck out four.

    The veteran lefty allowed individual runs in the first and fourth innings before a Max Muncy two-run homer chased Paxton from the game with one out in the fifth. This marks back-to-back starts in which he has failed to complete five innings, causing his second-half ERA to rise to 5.82 alongside a 1.66 WHIP across 38.2 innings. Paxton is currently projected to make a road start against the Royals next week.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Stumbles in loss

    Paxton (7-4) yielded seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and three walks over four innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against Houston.

    Paxton gave up four runs through two innings and then served up a three-run homer in the fourth. It was a rare misstep for him this season; he'd allowed seven runs over his last four starts combined. Paxton saw his ERA climb to 3.79 with a 97:26 K:BB through 17 outings. His next start is projected to be at home against the Dodgers.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Settles for quality start Wednesday

    Paxton came away with a no-decision in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Nationals, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three.

    Both runs the veteran lefty allowed came on solo shots, and Paxton exited the game in line for his fourth loss of the year until Boston tied the game in the top of the eighth inning. The quality start was his first in August and eighth in 16 outings overall. Paxton sports a 3.34 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 93:23 K:BB through 86.1 innings on the season, and his next trip to the mound is likely to come early next week in Houston.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Bounces back for seventh victory

    Paxton (7-3) earned the win over Kansas City on Thursday, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out six batters over 5.1 scoreless innings.

    Paxton gave up three homers and four runs over five innings against Toronto in his previous start, but he rebounded with a strong effort Thursday. Though he needed 98 pitches to get through 5.1 frames, the left-hander kept the Royals off the scoreboard and didn't issue a walk for just the second time in 15 starts this season. Paxton continues to enjoy a career resurgence at age 34 -- through 80.1 innings, he's posted a 3.36 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 90:22 K:BB.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Hit hard in Friday's loss

    Paxton (6-3) took the loss Friday, giving up four runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over five innings as the Red Sox fell 7-3 to the Blue Jays. He struck out four.

    The southpaw was catching too much of the strike zone to begin the night, and Toronto hit three solo shots in the first two innings before Paxton was able to settle in. After an impressive run to begin the season after his mid-May debut, the 34-year-old has seen his numbers slip -- over five starts since the beginning of July, Paxton's stumbled to a 5.40 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB through 25 innings. He'll try to get back on track in his next outing, which is likely to come at home next week against the Royals.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Recieves no run support

    Paxton did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing one run on eight hits and two walks over five innings against the Giants. He struck out five.

    Though Paxton limited San Francisco to one run over five frames, the Red Sox offense was held scoreless until the ninth inning and knocked Paxton out of contention for his fourth win in five starts. Outside of an ugly six-run start against the Cubs, Paxton has surrendered two or fewer earned runs in five consecutive appearances dating back to June 24. Over that stretch, he has a 3.41 ERA and a 29:9 K:BB. Paxton is tentatively scheduled to take on the Blue Jays for his next start.

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Lit up in third inning

    Paxton (5-2) took the loss Saturday, allowing six runs on three hits and three walks over three innings against the Cubs. He struck out four.

    Paxton struck out two of the first three batters he faced and cruised through the first two innings without allowing any base runners. He fell apart in the third, however, walking Christopher Morel to open the frame before hitting Miguel Amaya in the next at-bat. The lefty would go on to allow six runs in the inning, topped off by a grand slam from Cody Bellinger, and was relieved by Tayler Scott to open the fourth. The six runs allowed marked a season high for Paxton after the veteran came into the contest having won his last four decisions (spanning six starts).

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  • Red Sox's James Paxton: Picks up another win

    Paxton (5-1) earned the win Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk over six innings against Oakland. He struck out three.

    Paxton corralled his sixth quality start in his last seven appearances, allowing just two runs across six frames. Both of the runs came via solo homers from Manny Pina and Brent Rooker, and he now has a 1.3 HR/9 this year. Through 10 starts (56 innings), Paxton has given up more than three runs just once and owns a 2.73 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP to go along with a 5.6 K/BB.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Ladner, BC
Age: 35
School: Kentucky
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: L, L