Rays hold off late Red Sox comeback

Rachel Hardy
May 13, 2017

- Sandy Leon contributed to the Red Sox's rally with a two-run double in the seventh inning.

He lost to Boston back on April 17, coughing up four runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks while fanning five over five frames.

Leon added two more runs with a ground-rule double in the next at-bat before Cobb's night was done. The "B" was the club's logo for Boston.

- Josh Rutledge's fourth-inning error swelled Boston's third-base error total to 13.

"He's had a couple of rough starts against Tampa", Farrell said. ". The opportunity is there for someone to step up and grab the job".

The first two games of the series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox at Miller Park were filled with offense.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (3-2, 1.92) looks to extend his string of double-digit strikeout games.

Rick Porcello seemed to have figured things out since his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays a month ago. He later scored when Jackie Bradley Jr. reached as Rays second baseman Brad Miller mishandled his grounder.

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"Sounds like that's becoming the hurdle that we've got to find a way to get over", Cash said about Snell. Porcello struck out Colby Rasmus but then allowed a two-run single, both runs unearned on the error, to Tim Beckham.

Ramirez was pulled from Wednesday's game with a spasm in his upper right trapezius muscle and hasn't played since.

"Nice win. Never a tiresome moment", Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

TRAINER'S ROOM - Rays: Cash expects OF Steven Souza Jr.

Red Sox: Farrell said DH Hanley Ramirez was "a little bit improved" and he's optimistic that the slugger will be in the lineup Saturday. Red Sox INF Marco Hernandez (left shoulder subluxation) may be headed for season-ending surgery, per Farrell.

TIME CHANGE - Saturday's game, which was scheduled for a 7:05 start, was moved to 1:05 with the forecast for heavy rain starting later in the day and into Sunday.

"Just two innings where I didn't make pitches with runners on base and ended up getting hurt by them", Porcello said.

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