Recap - The New Guy Comes Through For the Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Newcomer Aaron Hill's (pictured) two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference maker as the Red Sox eked out a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park Friday night.

Sean O'Sullivan started for Boston, going five innings in a no-decision outing. He allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four. Robbie Ross Jr. got the win with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief. Koji Uehara gave up a run in the ninth but held on for his third save.

The Red Sox scored twice in the first inning on an run-scoring single by Xander Bogaerts and a sacrifice fly by Jackie Bradley Jr. David Ortiz hit his 21st home run of the year in the fourth and Hill followed with the first of his two singles to drive another run.

Bryce Brentz had two hits for the Red Sox; he entered the game after Brock Holt suffered a sprained ankle in the second inning. X-rays were said to be negative.

Craig Kimbrel was unavailable due to a pre-game injury to his knee. The team expects to know more after an MRI.

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