Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

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Betts also doubled in a run in Boston's four-run fifth inning. He went 5.2 innings against Boston, allowing six earned runs on six hits and three walks in what was an eventual Rays loss.

Porcello was tagged for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a home loss to the Rays on April 14.

Jackie Bradley Jr. reached on a fielding error from second baseman Brad Miller and then advanced to second on Miller's throwing error allowing Leon to score.

Craig Kimbrel pitched another clean ninth for his AL-leading 11th save. Marrero hit a two-run double off the Green Monster against Blake Snell (0-4).

"When you face (Sale) and your team gives you three runs, you need to lock it down", he said. The Red Sox are having similar problems with their offense while dropping three of the last four games, though shortstop Xander Bogaerts is staying consistent and has hit safely in 15 straight games. Especially since the Rays had fanned the most of any team, 384 times, including a majors-most 24 games of 10 or more.

Red Sox: DH Hanley Ramirez, who left an interleague start at first base earlier this week with a muscle spasm in his right shoulder, was out of the lineup for the third straight game, but Farrell said he could be available Sunday. Saturday Sale joined Pedro Martinez and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in American League history to log at least 10 strikeouts in seven straight starts. May.

Boston's Dustin Pedroia, left, reacts after flying out as Tampa Bay catcher Derek Norris heads for the dugout during the seventh inning of Friday's game in Boston.

And then they did something about it, the Tampa Bay Times has learned, sending the second-year lefty to Triple-A Durham so he can try to pitch his way back into top form. Thursday afternoon's series finale was just the opposite. He has given up three or fewer runs in his last six starts.

"Just two innings where I didn't make pitches with runners on base, and I ended up getting hurt by it", he said, as seen on NESN's Red Sox postgame coverage.

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