Red Sox erupt in rout of Rays

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox had another late meltdown, allowing seven runs in the top of the ninth inning.

And they still managed to win going away.

If ever there was a game the Red Sox absolutely HAD to have, it was tonight.
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Following three brutal losses in which their closer Matt Barnes imploded, and in danger of falling even further behind first place Toronto, Boston exploded for 14 runs on 15 hits en route to a 20-8 drubbing of the Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

Oddly enough, with all the runs the Red Sox plated, they only hit one home run - a three-run blast deep into the Fenway night by Xander Bogaerts in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Nate Eovaldi (pictured) was the beneficiary of the offensive outpouring. He went seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 10.

You had to know the offense came in with a chip on their collective shoulders when the Sox opened the bottom of the first inning with three consecutive doubles. With the exception of Kevin Plawecki, every starter had at least one hit. JD Martinez led the way with a four-for-four night.

The Red Sox have a chance to gain another game with a series-ending game against the Rays on Thursday at Fenway Park

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