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    Red Sox Finish Sweep of Rays Behind David Price’s Strong Start

    Yesterday afternoon the Red Sox defeated the first place Tampa Bay Rays in 11 innings by a final score of 4 to 3

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    Yesterday afternoon the Red Sox defeated the first place Tampa Bay Rays in 11 innings by a final score of 4 to 3. This completes Boston’s first series victory and sweep on the season.

    David Price continued rolling like the rest of the rotation, going 5 innings while striking out 10 batters.

    The Rays got on the board first scoring two runs in the 3rd, but Mitch Moreland answered back in the top half of the 4th with his 7th bomb of the season. The Sox then scored two more unanswered runs on a base knock by shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

    Still, the Rays were not going down without a fight after losing the first two games of the series. Tommy Pham tied the game up in the bottom of the 8th by hitting an opposite field home run off of Sox reliever Matt Barnes.

    Neither team was able to score in the 9th, so the measly crowd at Tropicana Field got to witness some free baseball.

    In the top of the 11th, the Red Sox capitalized on a Rafeal Devers single by using a little small-ball, eventually getting him home on a Christian Vasquez sac-fly.

    The win improves the Red Sox improve to 9-13 on the season as they head back home for a 10-game stretch that starts tonight versus the Detroit Tigers.

     


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