Recap - Rubby dominates for streaking Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Rubby De La Rosa pitched 7 shutout innings, and Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit home runs as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at Fenway Park. It was Boston's 6th straight win.

Making his first major league start, De La Rosa dominated from the start. He allowed just 4 hits, struck out 8 and didn't walk a batter. If he was the least bit fazed by Fenway Park or the antics from the night before, he certainly didn't show it.

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Holt (pictured) got the scoring started in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a 2-run blast into the Red Sox bullpen off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. For Holt it was his first career long ball. Mike Carp made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly that scored Xander Bogaerts.

Boston added two more runs in both the 4th and 5th innings. Jonathan Herrera and A.J. Pierzynski each had RBI singles in the 4th; Bradley, Jr. hit a 2-run shot into the Red Sox bullpen in the 5th for his 1st long ball of the year.

Herrera led Boston with 3 hits; Holt, Pierzynski and Grady Sizemore each had 2 hits. Pierzynski upped his hitting streak to 10 games.

Tampa's lone run came on an inside-the-park home run by Kevin Kiermaier off Boston reliever Alex Wilson in the top of the 8th inning. Bradley Jr. was banged up momentarily on the play, banging off the Wall in left center on an attempted catch.

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