The Tampa Bay Rays (46-40) blew out the Boston Red Sox (46-40) 10-5 on Monday night at Tropicana Field. The win snaps a three game losing streak for Tampa Bay and gives the Rays a great start in a huge four game series with the AL East opponent Red Sox.
The Rays took a 2-0 lead with a big RBI single from Josh Lowe in the first inning to get an early lead. Brett Phillips made a tremendous diving catch in center field in the top of the second inning to continue to give the Rays momentum, and they added three more in the bottom of the frame to build a 5-1 lead.
Boston was able to rally, using two runs in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth to tie the game 5-5. Yandy Diaz broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a RBI double, and the Rays added three runs in the eighth to turn this game into a 10-5 blowout.
Yandy Diaz continued his torrid play of late, going 3-for-3 with a double, three runs driven in and three runs scored.
The Rays and Red Sox are right back in action on Tuesday night from Tropicana Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM - pregame coverage begins with Jay Recher & the Inside Pitch at 6:00 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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