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Kiermaier knocks in 4, Rays beat Red Sox 8-4 at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder throughout a four-run sixth inning that despatched the Tampa Bay Rays previous the Boston Pink Sox 8-4 on Tuesday evening.

Yandy Díaz had three singles and an RBI because the Rays evened the three-game collection between AL East rivals at one apiece.

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Xander Bogaerts and Trevor Story homered for Boston, and J.D. Martinez had two doubles and a single. The Pink Sox had gained 5 straight at house earlier than the Rays prevailed in driving rain that began within the seventh and continued till Jason Adam, Tampa Bay’s sixth pitcher, retired Story for the ultimate out in worsening circumstances.

The Pink Sox had been 2 for 12 with runners in scoring place and left 11 on base general. Boston did not capitalize within the fifth after Rob Refsnyder led off with a single and Martinez adopted with a double that acquired previous proper fielder Josh Lowe as he made a diving try and catch the ball.

Ryan Thompson (2-2), who took over for starter Jeffrey Springs within the fifth, acquired out of the jam with the sport nonetheless tied 3-all and the Rays didn’t waste their likelihood the next inning.

Wander Franco drew a leadoff stroll and Isaac Paredes singled. Franco scored on a fielder’s selection by Kiermaier, who later scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Partitions.

Randy Arozarena and René Pinto added RBI singles earlier than the rally ended. Tampa Bay tacked on one other run within the seventh on an RBI single by Paredes.

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Nick Pivetta (8-6) pitched 5 2/3 innings for Boston and allowed seven runs on eight hits with two walks and 4 strikeouts.

Springs went 4 innings for the Rays, allowing three runs and 5 hits whereas placing out 5. Bogaerts’ two-run shot within the first and a solo homer by Story within the second had been Boston’s solely runs till Bogaerts hit a sacrifice fly within the seventh.

HEATING UP

Tampa Bay Rays nearer Jason Adam, proper is congratulated by catcher Rene Pinto after the workforce’s win over th Boston Pink Sox in a baseball sport at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Boston.

  • Tampa Bay Rays closer Jason Adam, right is congratulated by catcher Rene Pinto after the team's win over th Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Boston.
  • Members of the Boston Red Sox grounds crew tend to the field during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Boston.

Díaz took exception, after which a number of steps towards the mound, after a pitch from Pivetta sailed excessive and inside within the fifth. Boston catcher Christian Vazquez stopped Díaz from getting any nearer, and nothing aside from a number of phrases had been exchanged — though a number of gamers did begin to make their approach out of the dugout.

TRAINER’S ROOM

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Rays: Optioned LHP Josh Fleming to Triple-A Durham and reinstated Springs from the household medical emergency record. … Tampa Bay additionally claimed INF Yu Chang off waivers from Pittsburgh and transferred INF Brandon Lowe (decrease again) to the 60-day injured record.

Pink Sox: RHP Michael Wacha might return to the rotation Friday evening towards the AL East-leading New York Yankees, supervisor Alex Cora mentioned. Wacha was scratched from his scheduled begin Monday due to an arm subject and was scheduled for a bullpen session Wednesday. … RHP Nathan Eovaldi threw two innings to hitters earlier than the sport and seemed to be getting nearer to returning, Cora mentioned. LHP Chris Sale, out since spring coaching due to a stress fracture in his ribcage, is scheduled to make a rehab begin for Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

RHP Corey Kluber (3-5, 3.91 ERA) is up for the Rays towards RHP Brayan Bello, who’s scheduled to make his main league debut for the Pink Sox on Wednesday evening.

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