Recap - Sox Lose Kelly and Game

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Kevin Kiermaier's lead-off home run off Matt Barnes in the top of the 10th inning snapped a scoreless tie as the Tampa Bay Rays carved out a 3-0 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly faced just four batters in the first inning before leaving with what was determined to be a shoulder impingement. He threw just 23 pitches, none of which hit higher than 92 on the Fenway radar gun.

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Heath Hembree (pictured), recalled from AAA Pawtucket earlier in the day, threw 3.1 scoreless innings in emergency relief.

Drew Smyly started for the Rays, allowing just one hit - a third-inning single by Jackie Bradley Jr - over eight innings. He struck out eleven and walked just two.

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