Red Sox Beat Rays 4-3
The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Patriot’s Day at Fenway Park, April 17th. The Red Sox are now 70-52 all time on Patriot’s Day and are 8-5 on the 2017 season, taking 3 out 4 games from the Rays.
Steven Wright went 6.0 innings allowing 3 runs, only 1 of which was earned. He struck out 4, walked 1 and gave up 9 hits. He picked up the win, and is now 1-1 on the season.
Andrew Benintendi was 3-4 driving in the go-ahead runs with a single with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning. He has now reached base in 38 of 47 career games.
Mookie Betts was 2-4 with a double and a RBI. He has not struck out in his last 123 plate appearances, the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and the longest by any big league player since Juan Pierre had 147 in 2004.
Dustin Pedroia was 1-3 batting leadoff with a walk. He scored twice. He has hit safely in 11 of 13 games this season.
Craig Kimbrel pitched in his third consecutive game and picked up his 3rd consecutive save and 6th overall.
The Boston Red Sox fly out to Toronto on Monday night, to open a 3 game series in Toronto followed by a 3 game weekend series in Baltimore against the Orioles. Tuesday night’s pregame starts at 6:20 with the 1st pitch at 7:07 on AM 1370 WDEA.