Rebounding from an afternoon loss, the Red Sox got a strong start from David Price and big hits from Michael Chavis and Marco Hernandez to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1.
Chavis doubled off the wall to score two in the third inning and Hernandez provided a two-run double of his own in the sixth. The Sox also a sacrifice fly from Xander Bogaerts to account for their other run.
Price allowed a run on five hits through six inning while tying his season high of 10 strikeouts.
The Sox got scoreless relief innings from Brandon Workman, Marcus Walden and Matt Barnes to close it out.
WHO: Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
WHEN: 6:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SERIES TO DATE: Tampa Bay 2-0
SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Tampa Bay 5-3
TV/RADIO: NESN/WEEI 93.7 FM
8:36 Huge bases-loaded double from Marco Hernandez, scoring two runs. It's been quite a day for Hernandez, who was promoted this morning and over the two games, has two doubles and three RBI.
8:21 In what was likely his final inning, Price gets out of a bases-loaded jam by getting Kiermaier to pop out to shallow center. Price is at 103 pitches.
7:58 After dropping to 3-for-31 with a first inning strikeout, Mookie Betts may be showing signs of busting out. He had a sharp line drive single in the third, then drove a ball to left-center for a double. He took third on a groundout and scored on a sac fly from Xander Bogaerts.
7:46 Strong effort by Rafael Devers, who expertly bare hands a chopper by Christian Arroyo, but his throw to first pulls Chavis off the bag and enables Kevin Kiermaier to go from first to third. That's the first error by Chavis since May 2.
7:42 Slick play by Chavis, who fielded the grounder near the edge of the grass and fired home to nab Willy Adames at the plate.
7:20 This is the first Red Sox lead of the series, some 21 innings in.
7:18 It would appear that Michael Chavis has found a few things. He had two singles in his final two at-bats in the first game, and he delivers a big Wall double in the third to score two runs.
7:00 David Price has been particularly sharp through the first three innings, using his usual pitch mix of cutter, changeup and fastballs to keep the Rays off-balance