Red Sox Split Doubleheader with Rays on Saturday
The Boston Red Sox split a day/night doubleheader with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, June 8th, losing Game 1 9-2 before winning the nightcap 5-1.
In the nightcap David Price went 6 innings allowing 5 hits striking out 10 and walked 2. He leads the Red Sox starters with a 2.70 ERA. It was his 300th career starts
Mookie Betts was 2-3 with a double. Michael Chavis was 1-3 with a double, driving in 2 runs in the 3rd inning. Marco Hernandez, making his 1st start of the season was 1-4 with a double, driving in 2 runs in the 6th inning.
Brandon Workman pitched a perfect 7th inning, striking out 2.
In the 1st game Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1-3 with a sole homer off the Pesky Pole in right field. Sam Travis was 1-3 with a RBI. Michael Chavis singled twice. Marco Hernadez had a double in his 1st plate appearance since he was injured back on May 3rd in 2017
The Red Sox used 5 pitchers with Josh Smith allowing 4 runs in 4 innings and Josh Taylor giving up 4 runs in the 9th inning on 6 hits.
The Red Sox are 6 games behind the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays who are tied for 1st. The Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 4 game series with the Rays. The pregame starts at 12:05 with the 1st pitch at 1:05. Hear the game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle