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Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr. each drove in a pair of runs and Drew Pomeranz held the Rays to two runs over six innings as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-3 at the Trop on Friday evening.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Boston took a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI double by Mookie Betts, a run-scoring single by Andrew Benintendi, and a two-run homer by Pedroia.

They made it 5-0 an inning later thanks to a JBJ solo home run, his twelfth of the year.

The Rays closed the gap to 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth but the Red Sox got those two runs back in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk to Bradley and RBI ground by Christian Vazquez.

Hanley Ramirez finished the scoring with his thirteenth home run of the season in the top of the ninth.

Pomeranz (pictured) won his ninth game of the year and lowered his ERA to 3.60. Craig Kimbrel closed the game out in a non-save situation by striking out the side.

Boston was without Xander Bogaerts once again; his right hand was still a bit swollen after being hit by a pitch during Thursday night's loss to the Rays.

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Jim Monaghan 7/07/2017 10:35:00 PM Edit
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