Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Rays look to keep season-series edge vs. Red Sox

Rays look to keep season-series edge vs. Red Sox

In short, given not only his performance this season but also his dominance in recent seasons, this is why the Red Sox acquired him in December.

"We need to find a way to win when our pitchers do so well", Rays Manager Kevin Cash said.

PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 2 Odubel Herrera hit a two-run home run, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors, and Philadelphia beat host Atlanta to continue its season-long mastery of the Braves.

Nonetheless, the Red Sox have been fine even without Pedroia in the lineup. However, in his previous outing, he yielded five runs in five innings during a July 28 loss at Yankee Stadium.

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But the problem was that the Rays couldn't get anything besides a couple of singles off Sox ace Chris Sale and closer Craig Kimbrel, losing the showdown series opener 2-0. Jackie Bradley Jr. made it 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth. "I'm just kind of getting back into it".

The Red Sox added an insurance run in the ninth. A throwing error by rookie third baseman Rafael Devers allowed the Rays' first baserunner with one out in the fourth. "You have some added fuel when you don't do so well your last time out". Michael Wacha (9-4) allowed a three-run double to Cheslor Cuthbert but otherwise kept the Royals in check, surrendering 6 hits over 6 innings to win for the sixth time in 7 decisions.

Red Sox: LHP David Price, on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, threw almost 30 fastballs on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia was activated off the 10-day disabled list and batted in the two hole as a designated hitter. LHP Blake Snell replaced Cobb on the roster and will pitch Thursday night against Cleveland. Rays RHP Matt Andriese (hip) threw live batting practice and is likely to make a minor league rehab start this weekend.

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