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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Recap APR 7TH 2021

Hunter Renfroe slugged a pair of solo home runs to help the Tampa Bay Rays notch a four-game series sweep with a 17-8 romp over the host Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

It was the first time in club history that the Rays scored at least eight runs in all four games of a series, and they set a new mark by totaling 42 runs in that span.

Their sixth straight win overall increased their record to 13-1 at Fenway Park since August 2018. They also had a four-game sweep in Boston from April 16-19, 2010.

The Rays hit .364 with nine home runs in the series to their first four-game sweep in eight years.

Manuel Margot produced his second four-hit game of the series, and Willy Adames had three hits, two runs and two RBIs. Renfroe tallied three RBIs and three runs on three hits. Brandon Lowe added a homer, three RBIs and three runs, and Mike Zunino popped a three-run shot and drove in four.

Jalen Beeks (1-1) earned the win after replacing starter Tyler Glasnow to start the fifth inning. Anthony Banda collected his first career save.

Jose Peraza and Jonathan Arauz had two hits, but Arauz made one of Boston's four errors - third baseman Rafael Devers committed three throwing -- that led to five total unearned runs. Michael Chavis went 2-for-2 with a triple.

Boston starter Kyle Hart (0-1) made his major league debut with two-plus innings and allowed seven runs (five earned). He gave up seven hits and three walks and struck out four.

Glasnow struggled in the home first as Boston scored three times on Devers' RBI single and Kevin Plawecki's two-run double.

Renfroe launched a two-run homer by ripping a shot out to right center, and Lowe blasted his fifth homer to right four pitches later to make it 5-3. Tampa Bay added two more runs in the five-run frame.

Arauz drove in a run in the third, but the visitors scored three unearned runs aided by a pair of errors by Devers to make it 10-4 in the fourth.

Renfroe and Zunino both homered in a six-run sixth against reliever Marcus Walden as the Rays batted around for the second time.

Shortstop Peraza pitched in the ninth but left after taking a line drive off his right leg. He was relieved by catcher Plawecki, who retired two of the three batters he faced and later added a third RBI.

--Field Level Media

Shut out for the first three innings, the host Boston Red Sox erupted for nine runs in the next two and swept the Tampa Bay Rays with a 9-2 win at Fenway Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Christian Vazquez was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs for the Red Sox. In the three-game sweep, Boston outscored Tampa Bay 26-9.

Tampa Bay starter Ryan Yarbrough pitched 3 1/3 scoreless inning before Xander Bogaerts singled in Rafael Devers to tie the game at 1.

Vazquez then gave Boston the lead for good as he plated Devers by driving a 1-2 pitch over the Green Monster for a 3-1 lead.

Boston's bats were on fire in the fifth with the Sox tacking on six more runs -- all with two outs in the inning.

With two on, J.D. Martinez drove in two with a double to left, and he came home on a single from Vazquez to make it 6-1.

Martinez now has multiple RBI in his past four games and is the first Boston player since David Ortiz (2005) to record at least one extra-base hit in each of his first six games of a season.

The big blow to Yarbrough and the Rays in the fifth was a throwing error from shortstop Willy Adames which allowed Hunter Renfroe to reach second and two more runs to cross.

Christian Arroyo ended the deluge of runs with an RBI double.

Yarbrough (0-1) finished the fifth inning but did not return. He gave up nine runs (six earned runs), nine hits, one walk and struck out two.

Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) gave up one earned run off three hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked three.

Bogaerts was 3-for-3 and scored twice for Boston, which had 13 hits.

Tampa Bay got on the board in the top of the third when Francisco Mejia doubled and then scored on a two-out single from Yoshi Tsutsugo.

Of Tampa Bay's five hits on Wednesday, three were doubles: Mejia, Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena.

The Rays' final hit of the day was a single to right from Mike Brosseau with two outs in the ninth to bring home Arozarena.

--Field Level Media

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American League

American League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Kansas City Royals96 .6000.04.24.2 7-42-26-0-4
Cleveland Indians87 .5331.03.83.5 4-14-66-0-4
Chicago White Sox89 .4712.04.84.1 3-35-65-0-5
Minnesota Twins68 .4292.54.84.4 2-54-33-0-7
Detroit Tigers610 .3753.53.45.2 3-33-73-0-7
Boston Red Sox116 .6470.05.64.0 5-56-17-0-3
Tampa Bay Rays98 .5292.04.24.8 3-46-46-0-4
Baltimore Orioles79 .4383.54.04.3 1-66-33-0-7
Toronto Blue Jays79 .4383.54.13.6 3-34-64-0-6
New York Yankees510 .3335.03.74.3 3-62-42-0-8
Seattle Mariners116 .6470.04.44.5 6-45-28-0-2
Oakland Athletics97 .5631.54.35.0 5-64-19-0-1
Los Angeles Angels86 .5711.55.45.3 5-33-35-0-5
Texas Rangers89 .4713.03.84.4 3-65-35-0-5
Houston Astros78 .4673.04.84.4 1-56-33-0-7

National League

National League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Milwaukee Brewers97 .5630.04.33.3 4-55-26-0-4
Cincinnati Reds87 .5330.56.14.5 6-32-44-0-6
St. Louis Cardinals88 .5001.05.25.2 2-46-44-0-6
Pittsburgh Pirates79 .4382.04.15.1 4-33-66-0-4
Chicago Cubs69 .4002.53.44.9 4-52-43-0-7
Philadelphia Phillies88 .5000.03.63.8 7-31-53-0-7
New York Mets74 .636- 4-13-36-0-3
Miami Marlins78 .4670.54.44.2 3-64-26-0-3
Atlanta Braves79 .4381.05.15.2 3-44-55-0-5
Washington Nationals59 .3572.03.65.2 3-52-44-0-6
Los Angeles Dodgers134 .7650.05.53.3 6-07-48-0-2
San Francisco Giants106 .6252.53.22.9 5-15-57-0-3
San Diego Padres108 .5563.53.93.3 5-65-25-0-5
Arizona Diamondbacks610 .3756.54.65.2 2-34-74-0-6
Colorado Rockies412 .2508.54.14.8 4-60-62-0-8

Last Injuries

Boston Red Sox

  • Christian Arroyo

    Ques Tues | questionable

    Arroyo has sat out the previous two contests with foot soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will take the field against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

  • Xander Bogaerts

    Ques Mon | questionable

    Bogaerts will not be in the starting lineup against the White Sox on Monday as he will be given a day of rest.

  • Hunter Renfroe

    Ques Tues | questionable

    Renfroe has missed the last two games due to an unspecified ailment, and it is unclear if he will suit up for Tuesday's matchup versus the Twins.

  • Ryan Brasier

    Out indefinitely | out

    Brasier will miss an extended period while recovering from a fracture in his fifth metacarpal on his right hand.

  • J.D. Martinez

    Out indefinitely | COVID-19 IL

    Martinez has hit the COVID-19 list with flu-like symptoms, and will be out for an unknown length of time.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Collin McHugh

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    McHugh is on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Cody Reed

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Reed has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to left thumb weakness, and it is uncertain how long he will be idle.

  • Chris Archer

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Archer has wound up on the 10-day injured list due to a right lateral forearm strain, and he will miss an extended period.

  • Kevin Kiermaier

    Ques Sat | questionable

    Kiermaier has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a left quad tightness, and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's battle with the Yankees.

  • Peter Fairbanks

    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Fairbanks has been added to the 10-day injured list due to a right rotator cuff strain, and there is no timetable for his recovery.

  • Manuel Margot

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Margot missed the last game due to a groin injury, and it is unclear if he will dress for Sunday's battle with the Yankees.

  • Brett Phillips

    Prob Fri | probable

    Phillips has been activated for the 10-day injured list after recovering from a left hamstring strain, and he is expected to play Friday against the Yankees.