A three-game hitting streak may be a modest achievement, but for Carl Crawford, it's a positive sign that the Red Sox' outfielder is coming out of his slump.
Crawford extended his hitting streak on Wednesday in Oakland, where he was batting in the seven-spot in the Red Sox' lineup. After going 7-for-55 in his first 13 games with the Red Sox, it seems Crawford is starting to get his confident swing back.
NESN's Jim Rice was optimistic about Crawford's three-game streak, and says the lefty's success will likely continue as they head to Anaheim for the next four games.
"Now by getting on a roll, he may be able to relax a little bit," Rice said of Crawford during Red Sox Extra Innings Live. "There's not so much pressure as [there was] in Boston and maybe the swing will come now."
The Red Sox have another late start in Anaheim on Thursday, as first pitch is set for 10:05 p.m.
To hear more from Rice on Crawford, check out the video above from Red Sox Extra Innings Live.