Recap - Pomeranz Helps Sox Roll To 3rd Straight Win

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Drew Pomeranz held the Rays to two runs over six innings and Mookie Betts homered for the first time in over a month as the Red Sox rolled to a 9-3 win Friday night at Fenway Park.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Betts (pictured) went opposite field in the bottom of the first inning with two aboard to give Boston an early 3-0 lead. It was his first career Pesky Pole home run.

The Red Sox tacked on five more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez each had RBI singles, another run scored on an error by Logan Morrison, and Benintendi scored on a double-play ground out by Mitch Moreland.

The final Boston run scored on an RBI double by Christian Vazquez in the seventh.

Pomeranz struck out seven as his record improved to 15-5. He scattered two hits and walked two Rays hitters.

Rafael Devers went 3-for-3 in the victory, raising his average to .305. Benintendi and Vazquez each had two hits.

The Yankees lost to the Rangers on Friday night to increase the Boston lead to 4.5 games in the American League East (four in the loss column).

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