July 7, 2017

G87: Red Sox 8, Rays 3

Red Sox - 004 120 001 - 8 11  0
Rays    - 000 200 100 - 3 10  0
Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run home run to give Boston a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Jackie Bradley and Hanley Ramirez also went deep as Drew Pomeranz (6-6-2-5-6, 109) had another good outing.

In the third, Tzu-Wei Lin singled to center and Deven sacrificed him to second. Mookie Betts doubled to score Lin. Andrew Benintendi's single scored Betts. Then Pedroia hit his third dong of the year.

Bradley led off the fifth with a home run. Bradley was credited with an RBI for on Boston's next run. With one out in the fifth, Pedroia singled. Then Jake Odorizzi (4.1-8-7-3-5, 105) walked Mitch Moreland. And then he walked Ramirez. And then he walked Bradley, forcing in a run. Christian Vazquez's fielder's choice scored Moreland to make it 7-2. Ramirez homered in the ninth.

Craig Kimbrel got some work in the ninth. He threw 11 pitches, nine strikes - and struck out the side: bcfs, css, sbss.

In New York, Tyler Clippard spit the bit in the seventh inning, allowing four runs as the Brewers snapped a 4-4 tie and cruised to a 9-4 victory. The Yankees are 4.5 GB, with the Rays 5.5 GB.
Drew Pomeranz / Jake Odorizzi
Betts, RF
Benintendi, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Moreland, 1B
Ramirez, DH
Bradley, CF
Vazquez, C
Lin, SS
Marrero, 3B
Drew Pomeranz has a 2.52 ERA over his last nine starts, with 53 strikeouts in 50 innings. ... In his last start, Jake Odorizzi set a new Rays record by allowing a home run in his 12th consecutive game.

The Rays now have more wins (45) than the second-place Yankees (44).

Also: MIL/MFY.

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