Rough Weekend in Florida for the Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox's lead is down to 6.5 games after getting swept for the 1st time all season long, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon 9-1. The Boston Red Sox managed just 3 hits Sunday.
Nathan Eovaldi had another rough start for Boston, going 4 innings and allowing 6 runs on 8 hits. He struck out 5. The relievers were no better. Heath Hembree allowed 1 run in 1 inning and Matt Barnes gave up 2 runs in 1 inning.
Mookie Betts, Eduardo Nunez and Jackie Bradley Jr had Boston's lone hits. Betts had a a double.
The New York Yankees were playing the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night and a win would put them 6 games back behind the Red Sox, while a loss will put them 7 games back.
The Red Sox have a much needed day off on Monday, and then begin a 2 game series on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park. Brian Johnson will pitch for the Red Sox on Tuesday with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.