Yarbrough, d'Arnaud Dominate As Rays Take Matinee Of Doubleheader

A day after Yonny Chirinos worked eight innings, Ryan Yarbrough pitched into the eighth, and Travis d'Arnaud homered and drove in three, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in the matinee of Saturday's day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

After Josh Smith put up a zero in the top of the first, Tampa Bay jumped on him in the second. Ji-Man Choi led off the inning with a base hit and Willy Adames drew a two-out walk to allow d'Arnaud to hit. The Tampa Bay catcher worked a full count before taking a pitch and sending it over the wall in left and out of the stadium.

 

Austin Meadows followed with a base hit and Smith hit Pham, allowing Brandon Lowe to single in the fourth run of the afternoon, though Pham was thrown out trying to take third base to end the inning.

Pham would leave the game in the beginning of the fourth to have his right wrist x-rayed, which were negative.

Yarbrough gave one run back in the third when an error by Lowe extended the inning for Sam Travis, who singled in a run, but Tampa Bay got the run back in the fifth, loading the bases on Colten Brewer and scoring on a passed ball.

Yarbrough (5-2) worked into the eighth inning, giving up a solo home run to Jackie Bradley Jr. off the foul pole in right that cut the lead back to 5-2 before giving way to Emilio Pagan, who got the final out of the inning.

The Rays added four more runs in the ninth inning against Josh Taylor on a one-out RBI single by Lowe, and two-out base hits by Choi, Yandy Diaz, and Kevin Kiermaier.

The win pulled Tampa Bay into a tie for first place in the American League East with the New York Yankees at 39-23.

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