Sox starting to make a move or a tease?

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

A stretch of 14 games in which the Red Sox will see only the Rays and Yankees.

It's a string of games that will let everyone know if the Sox are legitimate post-season contenders or just pretenders.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Following the inexcusable 1-2 weekend in Baltimore, the thought of facing those two teams for the better part of the upcoming two weeks was certainly less than appealing.

And yet here are the Red Sox coming off two straight wins over the Rays, moving Boston into second place in the American League East, and looking for a sweep of the three-game series.

In the aftermath of Eduardo Rodriguez's fine performance Monday night, Chris Sale looked like...well...Chris Sale again on Tuesday, going six strong innings and striking out 10 in a 5-4 win over the Rays in Tampa.

J.D. Martinez led the offense with three hits and Christian Vazquez (pictured) homered in the win.

Brandon Workman and Marcus Walden managed to make things interesting in the ninth, allowing a pair of runs to score with two outs on a single and a trio of walks.

With the win, the Red Sox moved into second place in the AL East, one game up on the Rays in the loss column. David Price gets the ball for Wednesday's 12:10 pm start, with the Sox looking to sweep the series.

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