Red Sox

Final: Red Sox 5, Rays 4 (12)

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Down to their last out, the Red Sox rallied for a dramatic walkoff win on a two-run double by J.D. Martinez, overtaking the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-5.

The Sox trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the 12th. But with the automatic runner on second in the person of Hunter Renfroe, Alex Verdugo was plunked with two outs and a wild pitch from Ryan Thompson advanced the runners to second and third.

On a 1-and-1 pitch, Martinez slammed a double over the head of right fielder Randy Arozarena, scoring both baserunners. It was Boston's second straight win after three consecutive losses to start the year.

The Sox had gotten a game-tying homer from Christian Vazquez in the bottom of the eighth, then traded runs with the Rays in the 11th. Tampa had gone ahead again in the top of the 12th on a wild pitch and an infield groundout before Martinez struck in the bottom of the inning.

Boston used seven pitchers, capped by Phillips Valdez, who earned the win.

 

WHO: Red Sox (1-3) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (2-2)
WHEN: 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Fenway Park
SERIES TO DATE: Boston 1-0
STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Martin Perez vs. RHP Tyler Glasnow
TV/RADIO: NESN; WEEI-FM

LINEUPS

RAYS

Diaz 1B
Arozarena RF
Brosseau 2B
Margot CF
Lowe LF
Adames SS
Mejia DH
Padlo 3B
Zunino C

RED SOX

Arroyo 2B
Verdugo CF
Martinez DH
Bogaerts SS
Devers 3B
Vazquez C
Gonzalez 1B
Renfroe RF
Cordero LF