Rays Swept in Boston, Input Series With Yankees on Four-Game Losing Streak
Even the Red Sox, swept by lowly Baltimore within their opening series over the weekend, beat the defending AL champion Rays in 3 straight with a joint 26-9.
Coming into the series, the Rays had won eight straight at Fenway Park and 13 of 14.
“Hopping on this airplane, it is likely to be another feeling. However nothing changes. We will need to work to get better.”
Ryan Yarbrough (0-1), who pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in his first outing this year, added three more scoreless until Bogaerts singled in a run and scored Vazquez’s line drive across the Green Monster from the fourth. Vazquez also homered on Tuesday night to tie it in the ninth inning until Boston won it in the 12th; he also caught the entire game.
“He had a rest, but obviously he’s really great against lefties,” Cora said. “He’s one of the hardest ones from the clubhouse. He wants to play daily. That grabbing position is a demanding one; He nails it”
Boston additional six in the fifth — all with two workouts — thanks to cluttered Tampa fielding.
Martinez consisted with runners on first and second to evaluate two runs — his first major league-leading sixth twice this year. Bogaerts singled on a hard-hit ball that shortstop Willy Adames couldn’t manage, then Vazquez followed by an RBI single.
Hunter Renfroe then hit a grounder to shortstop and then Adames threw it wide selection of first base. Since the ball rolled around from the netting above the picture pit next to the dugout, both Bogaerts and Vazquez scored.
Spiritual Arroyo followed with a double to make it 9-1 and deliver the Rays to their fourth straight loss. In all, Yarbrough was billed with a career-high nine runs — two of them earned — and nine hits in five innings.
Martinez, who homered in the 2020 finale, is the very first Red Sox Agency with a minumum of one extra-base hit in every one of the team’s first six games because David Ortiz began the 2005 season with six straight. Martinez also has had two or more RBIs in each of the previous four games.
Boston had double-digit strikes for the third straight game.
“I feel as if we’ve got one of the best offenses in baseball,” explained Eovaldi, that has allowed one or runs in each of the last six starts dating to Aug. 20. “Other groups are sleeping right now, which will be fine. I feel like we are likely to have the ability to go out there and compete.”
Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (left elbow inflammation) will come off the IL and begin the series opener in Baltimore on Thursday. Tanner Houck, that began Saturday’s game against the Orioles and allowed three runs in five innings, was optioned to the team’s alternate training site in Worcester.
Red Sox: Rodriguez makes his postponed introduction when the Red Sox open their series at Baltimore.