Recap - J.D. doubles the Sox to win in extras

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

And just like that, the Olde Towne Team has a two-game winning streak!
Photo courtesy of The Boston Herald

And they did it coming back not once, not twice, but three times in a 6-5 12-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.

After scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning, the Red Sox fell behind 3-1 by the middle of the sixth inning. Single runs in the eighth and ninth innings tied the game sending things into extras with both teams starting each subsequent inning with a runner on second.

A scoreless 10th was followed by each team plating a run in the 11th, and the Rays scoring in the top of the 12th to make it 5-4.

Ultimately, J.D. Martinez (pictured) doubled home two in the bottom of the 12th to give the Red Sox a 6-5 walk-off win.

Martinez and Rafael Devers each led Boston with two hits.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow kept the Sox bats in check for six innings allowing just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Martin Perez pitched into the sixth inning, allowing three runs on five hits and a pair of walks. The bullpen tossed seven innings allowing a combined two runs on three hits and an equal number of walks while striking out seven.

Matt Barnes was dominant for two innings striking out four and not allowing a baserunner. He threw 19 of his 23 pitches for a strike.

Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Red Sox Wednesday afternoon at 1:10 as Boston looks its its first series sweep of 2021.

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