Recap - Red Sox sweep Rays in extras

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox played a little small ball in the top of the eleventh inning with a single, walk, sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly in beating the Rays 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

The victory was Boston's third in a row, and their first sweep of an opponent in 2019.

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David Price (pictured) offered his second solid start of the year going five innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out 10 Rays hitters. On the afternoon, Boston pitchers combined to strike out 17.

Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-run double by Daniel Robertson.

Mitch Moreland cut the lead in half with a solo home run in the fourth. For Moreland it was his seventh homer of the season.

Xander Bogaerts made it 3-2 with a two-RBI single in the sixth and the lead held up until the eighth when Tommy Pham took reliever Matt Barnes deep to tie the game at 3-3.  It was the second game-tying home run served up by Barnes in as many nights.

Rafael Devers led off the eleventh with a single, Michael Chavis drew a walk and Jackie Bradley Jr. advanced both with a sacrifice bunt. Christian Vazquez drove in Devers with a sacrifice fly to center with what proved to be the winning run.

The Red Sox open up a 10-game homestand Monday night with Chris Sale on the mound against the Detroit Tigers.

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