The Red Sox have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
Luis Severino pitched a five-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts for his first career complete game, Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros.
Encarnacion tops the Indians with nine home runs after slamming three more in a 12-4 rout of the Rangers.
Pomeranz (1-1) allowed three runs in six innings, and Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to record his eighth save just hours after he blew his first save of the season in the Royals' 7-6 win on Tuesday night.
This isn't a game that really draws much interest from me but the way Price has struggled I'd probably go small on Texas to keep me interested...
Matt Adams clubbed his third homer in two games for Washington. The offense averaged 6.53 runs per game in the blazing start.
He crushed a 92.9 miles per hour four-seamer from Rangers starter Mike Minor into the left-center field bleachers.More news: Mystery solved: Why Trump-Macron friendship tree vanished
Nolan Arenado belted two of Colorado's four homers and collected five RBIs as the Colorado Rockies blasted the Cubs, 11-2 in Chicago. Many-including myself-thought he was more than deserving for the award after posting a.318/.363/.534 slash with 31 home runs and 113 RBI.
UNDATED (AP) - Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto may meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews on the team's upcoming road trip to get his sore pitching elbow evaluated. Rodriguez was placed on the family medical leave list Wednesday.
Cueto leads the majors with a 0.84 ERA.
And while their NY rivals have had an MVP candidate of their own in shortstop Didi Gregorius, Red Sox Nation now have a champion of their own to contend for the award given to the best overall player in the American League.
Boston will send left-hander David Price (2-3, 3.78 ERA) to the mound on Thursday to oppose Rangers left-hander Mike Minor (2-1, 4.33).
Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery could miss up to eight weeks because of strained left flexor in his left elbow.
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Mets for precautionary reasons in the sixth inning due to a sore left wrist.
The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with Maricopa County that would give the franchise the immediate right to explore rebuilding Chase Field or moving to another site. His 153 games played were a testament to play through the pain throughout most the second half even if he couldn't build upon the previous year's success.