ST. PETERSBURG – On Friday, the Red Sox limped into Tampa Bay during a cloud of frustration and uncertainty. They'll head back to a three-game win streak and their first series of the season after a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana
ST. PETERSBURG – On Friday, the Red Sox limped into Tampa Bay during a cloud of frustration and uncertainty. They'll head back north to a three-game win streak and their first series sweep of the season after a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Rafael Devers got the final rally started with a leadoff single in the 11th inning, then moved to second on a Michael Chavis walk. Jackie Bradley Jr. moved the pair up one base on a sacrifice bundle and Christian Vazquez boosted the event game winning sacrifice fly to deep center field to score Devers from third
Different Boston players led the charge during each game of the three-game series. Sunday was no different, with Vazquez stealing the show five frames after Xander Bogaerts blasted a two-run double to center field that put the Red Sox ahead of the first time in the sixth inning.
Before them came, David Price starts, who limited the rays to two runs and struck out of his forms teammates over five innings. Price owns a 1
Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead in the third in a double from Daniel Robertson, but did not allow anyone to advance past the rest of his outing.
The Red Sox got on the board for the first time in the fourth in on a Mitch Moreland homer, his team-leading seventh of the season. The bones in the sixth on a single and two walks before Bogaerts flexed his muscles to score a pair.
Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first-inning single.
Dawn Klemish is a reporter / editor for MLB.com based in Tampa. Follow her on Twitter @ Sportsgal25 .