He had only eight plate appearances against lefties, though they did include two hits and two walks. Tazawa was entrusted to secure a one-run lead in the 8th inning, but ended up taking the loss when the Rays tagged him with a pair of doubles, followed by a bloop single that drove in the go-ahead run. A report from CBS Sports revealed that this all took place in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Miley calmed down and retired the next three batters in the first and pitched a 1-2-3 second inning. Shaw collected a career-high four hits and became the first Red Sox player to score five runs since 2B Dustin Pedroia in 2008. And that clearly makes sense, since no one is truly able to fill his shoes.
Left fielder Hanley Ramirez and second baseman Brock Holt each had an RBI for Boston.
Right-hander Aaron Brooks allowed one run in 7-1/3 innings in his Oakland debut while shortstop Marcus Semien hit a solo home run to lift the A’s to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Rays: Steven Souza Jr. was hit by a fastball by Kelly and left in the sixth with a bruised left hand…. Ramirez and Napoli were retired to end any more of a threat. Longoria has hit three home runs while posting a. 343 batting average versus the Red Sox this season, the fifth-highest single-season batting average by any Ray with at least three home runs versus Boston that season. The only baserunner in that time was a Guyer walk.
But Miley got out of the inning as Guyer lined to right field and Joey Butler grounded to third. We got five days before we get to go out and compete again. Rene Rivera broke that streak with a ball down the third base line that Travis Shaw collected and fired to first from foul territory.
Reliever Jake McGee worked a scoreless eighth inning for his 15th hold of the season while closer Brad Boxberger struck out the side in the ninth for his 26th save of the year.
De La Rosa, who won that game in 2013 as well, scattered seven hits and gave up two runs, walking none and striking out four.
Orioles put Wright on DL • The Baltimore Orioles have placed righthanded rookie Mike Wright on the 15-day disabled list because of a left calf strain.
Boston acquired Cook from Oakland at the non-waiver trade deadline Friday in a deal for a player to be named or cash. Lucchino is set to turn 70 in September and was involved with the organization’s daily baseball operations.
“I can tell you we all feel strongly that Sam Kennedy, who was been with me for 20 years, should be the next president of the Boston Red Sox”. The only good news was that they had finally scored some runs.
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