Rays pass Red Sox late, doubleheader split

Harold Ramirez hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to end his 3-for-5 performance and tampa bay rays host past boston red sox4-2, on Saturday night in a doubleheader

Francisco Mejia added two hits and a run to help rays Split the twin bills and the first half of the four-game series

Together red Sox Closer Kenley Jansen (1-3) for the second straight game, Mejia and Yandy Diaz began the ninth with back-to-back singles before advancing into scoring position in the right field corner on Brandon Lowe’s deep flyout. .

Ramirez’s line-drive plated both runners on a double to right, giving Tampa the lead and would not relinquish it.

In the bottom of the ninth, Jose Siri made a game-ending diving catch in center field to rob him of a potential extra-base hit from Jaren Duran. Boston had two when Siri grabbed it.

Calvin Faucher (1–1) and Jason Adam each pitched scoreless innings for the win and save, respectively.

Tristan Cass had a double and a triple for two of Boston’s five hits.

red Sox Starter Kutter Crawford struck out six of the first seven batters he faced, but was helped by a leadoff double from Manuel Margot in the third inning rays push on the go-ahead run

Mejia and Diaz followed Margot’s two-bagger with groundouts, the latter putting Tampa ahead 1–0.

The visitors were held to one run in the inning as Crawford recorded the final out, and then reliever Justin Garza retired the side in order one inning later.

Masataka Yoshida red Sox Going into the final of the fourth, a leadoff single to left and scoring when Cass ripped a two-out triple into deep center

After Boston reliever Ryan Sheriff worked his way out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth rays bounced back to go ahead in the sixth, as Siri pinch-hit an RBI double off diving third baseman Raphael Devers.

Siri hit rays in front 2–1 until Connor Wong scored in the seventh on a Devers popup that was dropped by second baseman Brandon Lowe.

Tyler Glasnow pitched 5 1/3 innings of one run. rays starter. he hit six

– Field Level Media