Red Sox Rally To Beat Rays, Extend Win Streak To Eight
The Red Sox scored six runs in the eighth inning and rallied to beat the Rays 8-7 Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.
The Rays went into the bottom half of the eight inning with a 7-2 lead and Matt Andriese on the mound.
Boston's offensive outburst began with a Mitch Moreland double to left field that scored Hanley Ramirez from second. Rafael Devers cut the lead to 7-5 with a double on a ground ball to left field that brought home Moreland and Eduardo Nunez.
The Rays brought in closer Alex Colome to get the final out, but instead he gave up back-to-back RBI singles to Christian Vazquez and Mookie Betts.
Andrew Benintendi knocked in the go-ahead run with a long fly ball over the outstretched arm of Mallex Smith in left field.
Craig Kimbrel earned another save by retiring the side in order in the ninth.
Eduardo Rodriguez started the game for the Red Sox and was pulled after allowing five hits and three runs over 3.2 innings. Hector Velazquez then pitched two innings and gave up two runs on three hits.
It was the Red Sox eighth consecutive win. For the first time in franchise history, the team is 8-1 to begin a season.
The Rays, meanwhile, haven't won since opening day and have lost eight in a row.
Boston will begin a three-game series with the Yankees Tuesday at Fenway Park.