NOTES: Jackie Bradley Jr. could be activated as early as next Thursday from the disabled list, Boston Manager John Farrell said. "Today was certainly a positive step for him".
Pablo Sandoval and Mitch Moreland leading the Red Sox offense - just the way they drew it up this offseason.
Sale: 21 2/3 innings, 11 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks, 29 strikeouts. (Then again, who wouldn't?) Monday's win improved them to 70-52 on the MA holiday and 12-5 in their last 17 Marathon Monday matinees.
Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Rays on Monday for his sixth save of the season. His streak of 25 consecutive saves is the second-longest active streak in the majors.
RAYS KEY TRENDS: The Rays have lost five of their last six games overall and are just 1-5 in their last six divisional games.
"My pitch was just to throw a sinker inside and I didn't miss", Nicasio said.
Brad Miller and Steven Souza Jr. also homered for the Rays, who were coming off losing three straight at Yankee Stadium. His 4 1/3-inning failure came two games after Steven Wright allowed four homers in an inning and a third against Baltimore in a 12-5 Orioles win.
Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell (0-2) was tagged for four runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in his first career start at Fenway.
The only run off Sale came in the third inning, on a two-out RBI single by Evan Longoria, who came to the plate 1-for-22 lifetime with eight strikeouts against Sale.
U.S. Women's hockey player Kacey Bellamy throws out a ceremonial first pitch, along with other members of the team, before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston.
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A campus-wide email sent April 13 by Provost Richard Locke and Vice President for Research David Savitz echoed these sentiments. This year, Earth Day will not be celebrated with a typical tree planting or with a platitude from a politician to recycle more.
Souza's groundout to third made it 2-0 the next at-bat.
"Definitely had a rough start", Wright said. He went six innings, allowing one run in his debut on Tuesday. Benintendi's single to center put the Red Sox ahead, and Mookie Betts singled for a 4-2 lead.
Odorizzi, who grabbed his groin/hamstring area, winced after throwing a warmup pitch, which brought Rays manager Kevin Cash and training personnel out of the dugout.
"Outstanding effort by everybody that pitched after O", Cash said.
A grounder to first that yielded only one out (when Hunter was slow covering first) and a walk left the Sox with the bases loaded. That's not the kind of company you want to keep. They arrived just before 1 a.m. and were heading to Chicago for a weekend series against the Cubs.
Again, there are still 150 games to be played during the regular season for the Boston Red Sox. It's the longest skid by anyone versus Boston since Floyd Bannister dropped 11 straight to the Red Sox from 1982-86.
Fourteen-year-old Kerry Russell from Lynn had a special on-field moment while the Red Sox were taking BP. RHP Chase Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Durham.
Brian Johnson is expected to make the start for Boston against Toronto's Marcus Stroman.
Moreland, signed as a free agent to a $5.5 million, one-year deal, has gone 16 for 33 after opening hitless in 12 at-bats.
Everyone in the AL East can at least take solace in the historically awful start for Toronto Blue Jays.