Red Sox DH Ramirez limps off with leg injury

Paola Ditto
Aprile 21, 2017

The former White Sox ace tossed seven innings, gave up just three hits and struck out 12 Rays on his way to his first win since his blockbuster trade to Boston, an eventual 2-1 Red Sox victory.

Wright (1-1) allowed only one earned run and nine hits before being pulled after a leadoff single in the seventh. Initially signed before the 2016 season as a bat off the bench to hit lefties, Young has found himself a key piece to the success of the 2017 Red Sox. Obviously, I had a rough outing my last time. "I'm going to fine Cash for making him late to the season". Neither Snell nor Wright inspires much confidence these days, but I'm a little more comfortable with Snell, if the offense can back him up.

Boston Red Sox players, including manager John Farrell, left, pause for a moment of silence in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Boston.

Ross gave up a ground-rule double and then intentionally walked Evan Longoria to load the bases.

Kimbrel put in his third straight day of work to pitch the ninth, striking out the side.

"I think he's carried what he did a year ago into this season despite missing the four games in Detroit", Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Brad Miller and Steven Souza Jr. connected on back-to-back homers to chase Rick Porcello in the fifth inning. He's a now Sox special assistant, and win or lose, Wakefield serves as Wright's sounding board.

"Just didn't catch the ball and it ended up costing us three runs and ended up being the difference in the game", Miller said.

The Rays fall to 2 games under.500 and finish their road trip 1-6 after giving up 4 runs and 9 hits and 1 fateful error that would decide the game.

"Sale was very very hard, but I liked a lot of the at-bats", said Rays manager Kevin Cash, who also liked the work of his bullpen under hard circumstances. "We talk about for us to have our best chance, we have to play clean baseball". "Had we been in the hotel, it would have been probably a lot different story than if we were at the field". The Rays dropped their fourth in five games. More notably, he hit two three-run home runs in the game and drove in six runs.

Peterson also had an RBI single.

The team announced he was bothered by a left hamstring cramp. Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on paternity leave after the birth of his son on Easter Sunday. He will miss his scheduled start in Toronto on Tuesday. But every other Boston pitcher - starters and relievers included - has struggled out of the gate.

Erasmo Ramirez entered and gave up a homer to Moreland on his first pitch.

Betts hasn't struck out in 119 plate appearances, the majors' longest stretch since Juan Pierre - then with Florida - went 147 in a row in 2004. The four home runs was the most allowed by Porcello in a game.

Over the weekend, the Red Sox bullpen allowed just two runs in 14 1/3 innings, highlighting what has become an unexpected strength of the club in the first few weeks.

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