The Red Sox without complex against the Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays obviously haven’t found the secret recipe to beat the Boston Red Sox. After winning six games in a row, the Florida formation lost a second time in as many days against its rival from Massachusetts, this time by the score of 5 to 1, Saturday at Fenway Park.

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The crowd favorites were quick to make their intentions known, scoring four of their five runs in the first turn at bat. JD Martinez and Bobby Dalbec, each with a two-run single, got the ball rolling for the Red Sox.

Enrique Hernandez, with a solo homer in the fourth inning, drove in the other run for the winners.

Rays pitcher Jeffrey Springs (6-4) allowed all the runs, giving up eight hits and a free pass in six innings of work. He still managed eight strikeouts.

His vis-à-vis, Rich Hill (6-5), was dominant on the mound, leaving 11 opponents in the dust. He finally vacated after seven innings, giving his rivals no runs and only three hits, as well as one walk.

The Rays therefore scored the only run when Hill was no longer the pitcher, in the eighth inning.

This series of victories is particularly important for the Boston formation, which tries by all means to preserve its slim hopes of participating in the playoffs. The Red Sox will also try to clean up on Sunday.


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