For the second straight day, the Red Sox bats killed the baseball and broke out for double digit runs. On Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, the Rays fell to the Red Sox 13-5. Jeremy Hellickson was on the mound for Tampa. He opened up this season with 10.1 innings without letting up a run. That changed when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a second inning home run off Hellickson. Dustin Pedroia hit a solo shot in the third, and David Ortiz added a two run homer in the fifth. That would be the end for Jeremy Hellickson, who went 5 innings, 7 hits, 5 runs, and 1 strikeout. The rest of the Rays relievers combined for 3 innings, 8 hits, 8 runs, and a strikeout. Boston had 5 home runs in the game.
The Rays started the scoring early in the first with a RBI double for Carlos Pena. Luke Scott would go on to hit a three run home run later in the inning to put the Rays up 4-0. Luke Scott doubled in Matt Joyce later in the game for the teams fifth run. The Rays’ offense has been struggling but now broke out for 5 runs off Clay Buchholz. However, the pitching could not hold off the Red Sox.
Some Notables from the game
- Carlos Pena 1-4. Double, RBI.
- Matt Joyce 1-2.
- Luke Scott 2-4. Double, Home run, 4 RBI.
- Clay Buchholz. 7 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts.
- David Ortiz 4-5. Home run, 5 RBI .
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Thanks to the comments by Luke Scott, he now recieves a warm welcome from the Boston crowd every time he comes up. By warm welcome, I mean booed.
- Due to the soreness in Jose Lobaton’s shoulder, Jose Molina might have to start his third consecutive game Sunday.
- Jacoby Ellsbury has been placed on the DL for Boston with a separated shoulder.
- Matt Moore will start for Tampa Bay on Sunday against Felix Doubront. First pitch is at 1:35.