Mookie Homers Twice Sox Win 2-0 [VIDEO]
Mookie Betts broke up a no hitter by Drew Smyly with a home run into the monster seats in left field, and then homered again in the 8th inning and the Red Sox snapped a 4 game losing streak, shutting out the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday night, May 5th. It was the first time since 1940 that the Red Sox won a game 2-0 when one player drove in both runs, and Betts was the youngest Red Sox to homer twice since Jim Rice did it.
Rick Porcello, fast becoming the ace of the 2015 pitching staff pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 7 hits, but more importantly he didn't walk any batters and struck out 6. Porcello is now 3-2 on the season. Koji Uehara dominated Tampa Bay in the 9th inning picking up his 5th save of the season.
Manager John Farrell on the win
The Red Sox and Rays play the final game of the series tonight, with the pregame at 6:25 PM and first pitch at 7:10 PM on AM 1370 WDEA. Justin Masterson 2-0 with a 4.71 ERA will take the mound for the Red Sox, while the Rays send Alex Colome 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA.
The Red Sox wore throwback uniforms to 1975 as they honored the 1975 team throughout the night.