The Tampa Bay Rays (11-0) blew out the Boston Red Sox (5-6) 7-2 on Tuesday evening at Tropicana Field. The Rays are now one win away from matching their longest winning streak in franchise historyl.
The Rays got runs in the first, second and fourth inning to build a 3-0 lead. From there they pulled away with back-to-back homers from Yandy Diaz and Brandon Lowe in the fifth inning to make it 5-0. After Boston got one back in the sixth, Tampa Bay added two more in the seventh inning - including a home run from Josh Lowe - to make it 7-1. Boston got one back in the ninth inning to make it 7-2 but that would be as close as they could get.
Shane McClanahan (3-0, 1.59) allowed just one earned run on two hits in five innings of work while striking out nine and walking four. When the Red Sox finally got a run in the sixth inning, it ended a franchise record 32 innings of scoreless baseball put together by Rays pitching.
The Rays will now look to make it twelve in a row - and win the series against the Red Sox - when the teams play again on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM - Ronnie & T-Kras begin pregame coverage with the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.
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