Recap - Betts' slam backs Ranaudo in Sox win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Ranaudo upped his record to 3-0 as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-4 at the Trop on Friday night.

Betts' grand slam was one of ten hits off Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer who was lit up for all eight Red Sox runs in just four innings.

Daniel Nava led Boston with three hits. Brock Holt, Yoenis Cespedes, Betts and Will Middlebrooks each had two.

Ranaudo went six innings for the win. He allowed three Tampa runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.

At just 21, Betts became the youngest Boston player to hit a grand slam since Tony Conigliaro did it at the age of 20 in 1965.

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