The Tampa Bay Rays (8-7) defeated the Boston Red Sox (7-8) on Saturday night in a memorable ballgame at Tropicana Field.
The Rays used six pitchers to no-hit the Red Sox through nine innings. J.P. Feyereisen, Javy Geurra, Jeffrey Springs, Jason Adam, Ryan Thompson and Andrew Kittredge were brilliant through nine innings, not allowing a single hit while striking out six and walking five.
The Rays offense was unable to make anything happen through nine innings, They only came up with two hits through nine innings, meaning this game would have to go to extras to decide a winner.
Bobby Devers led off the tenth inning with an RBI triple that scored ghost runner Jackie Bradley Jr and ended the Rays bid to finish the game with a no-hitter. Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly that gave Boston a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the tenth inning Ji-Man Choi and Josh Lowe both struck out to start the frame. At that point Taylor Walls reached on a throwing error by Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story that allowed the ghost runner Randy Arozarena to score. Then Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run, walk-off home run to walk away with a 3-2 win.
Matt Wisler (1-0, 2.45) got the run after working the tenth inning that saw Boston get their only two hits of the game. Hansel Robles (1-1, 0.00) took the loss after allowing the Kiermaier walkoff in the bottom of the frame.
The Rays now look to win the series with the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM - pregame coverage begins with Neil Solondz hosting This Week In Rays Baseball at 11:30 AM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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