Red Sox Beat Rays 7-5 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox came from behind and beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, April 16th 7-5. The win was Manager John Farrell’s 500th career win and 346th with the Boston Red Sox passing Eddie Kasko for 8th most in Red Sox history.
Drew Pomeranz started for the Red Sox and went 4.1 innings allowing 5 hits, and 5 earned runs. He walked 2 and struck out 10. He struck out the side 3 times in the game.
Joe Kelly pitched 2.2 innings to earn the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched the scoreless 9th striking out 2. Kimbrel is now 21-21 in career save opportunities at Fenway, passing Jonathan Papelbon for the 2nd longest streak at Fenway. Tom “Flash” Gordon owns the record with 29 saves in the 1998-99 seasons.
Mitch Moreland continued his hitting, going 2-3, driving in 3 runs including the go-ahead runs in the 7th with the bases loaded. Moreland is batting .356 on the season.
Christian Vazquez was 3-4 with a double. He is batting .667 on the season.
Andrew Benintendi was 3-5 with a double. In his brief career he as reached base in 37 of his 46 overall career games.
Mookie Betts was 3-4 with a double. Betts is batting .306. According to Elias, Betts has not struck out in 119 plate appearances, which is the longest streak for a Red Sox hitter since Denny Doyle in 1975 who didn’t strike out in 159 plate appearances.
Pablo Sandoval was 1-4 with a homer, which was his team leading 3rd of the season.
The Boston Red Sox are now 7-5 on the season and will play Tampa Bay in the final game of the 4 game series on Monday, April 17th, Patriot’s Day. The pregame starts at 10:20 AM with the 1st pitch at 11:05 AM on AM 1370 WDEA. Steven Wright will take the mound for the Red Sox.