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Chris Sale was completely dominant as the Red Sox eked out a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night at the Trop.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Sale (pictured) held the Rays hitless until there was one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. Tampa didn't get a runner to second base until the bottom of the seventh inning with one out. He struck out 13 and walked just one in earning his 14th win of the year.

Craig Kimbrel picked up his 28th save of the year by striking out the side in the ninth.

Boston scored in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI ground out by Rafael Devers scoring Dustin Pedroia. Jackie Bradley Jr. made it 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth.

The Red Sox were held in check by rookie Austin Pruitt who held them to just one run on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Eduardo Nunez and Xander Bogaerts each led Boston with three hits apiece.

The Red Sox have now won a season-high seven in a row and are 15 games over .500. Combined with the Yankee loss to Toronto, Boston is now four games up in the American League East.

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Jim Monaghan 8/08/2017 10:02:00 PM Edit
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