Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 7, Rays 4

The Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-4, erupting for four runs in the first inning and cruising from there.

Christian Vazquez drilled a three-run homer while J.D. Martinez added two RBI.

Nathan Eovaldi claimed his first win as a starter since last September, allowing three runs over six innings.

WHO: Red Sox (80-74) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (92-63)
WHEN: 1:05 p.m.
WHERE: Tropicana Field
SERIES TO DATE: Tampa Bay 2-0
SEASON SERIES TO DATE: Tampa Bay 11-6
STARTING PITCHERS: RHP Nathan Eovaldi  (1-0, 6.19) vs. LHP Ryan Yarbrough (11-4, 3.78)
TV/RADIO: NESN, WEEI 93.7 FM

IN-GAME OBSERVATIONS:

3:06    Eovladi gets the Rays 1-2-3 in the bottom of the fifth and does it on just eight pitches.

2:50   Rays have managed to put the leadoff man on base in each of the first four innings.

2:47   Strange game: the Rays seem motivated to hand the Red Sox the game -- errors, wild pitches, hit batsman, walks -- and the Red Sox seem intent on making it closer than it should be: six runners LOB, including four in scoring position.

2:25   Eovaldi has throw 66 pitches over the first three innings - not sustainable.

2:00  Third single of the inning for the Rays, as Kevin Kiermaier snaps an 0-for-22 skid with a run-scoring single. Nathan Eovaldi has allowed four hits and a walk in less than two innings of work.

1:30  Red Sox squander a chance and leave the bases loaded.

1:19  Three-run homer for Christian Vazquez, who has seven RBI on his last two homers.

 1:17 Three straight singles for the Sox -- Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez -- creates a first run.

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