Red Sox come from behind to beat the Rays


The Red Sox were losing 8-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday afternoon but they did not go quietly into that good afternoon. They poured on the offense and scored nine runs to pull ahead. They held on to win 11-8.

The Rays were hot right out of the gate. They scored a run in the first inning off of Edward Mujica with some help from a throwing error by Jackie Bradley Jr. Then they tacked on three more runs off Junichi Tazawa in the second inning when Daniel Robertson homered with two guys on base.

The Red Sox got on the board in the sixth inning Jemile Weeks singled in Daniel Nava. Next Jackie Bradley scored on a Quintin Berry ground out.

The Rays tacked on one more run in each inning in the sixth, seventh, and eighth. Things looked pretty bleak for the Sox until Blake Swihart tripled to score Berry and Deven Marrero. Singles from Brock Holt, Nava, and David Chester resulted in three more runs. Nava scored as a result of a fielder’s choice. Chester scored when Berry grounded out. Marrero’s single brought home Bradley. And one more single from Swihart brought in Weeks for the Red Sox’s eleventh run.

Keith Couch pitched his fourth inning of the game for the bottom of the ninth. He earned the win with two ground outs and a strike out.

Game Notes

  • Keith Couch earned the win despite giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings.
  • The Sox had four errors; one from Bradley, one from Castillo, and two from Marrero.
  • Rusney Castillo had three hits.

C-. Mujica wasn’t much of a starting pitcher given the fact that he only worked one inning. Junichi Tazawa didn’t do much better as he also only lasted one inning. The three-run homer he allowed brings his ERA up to 5.14.. Game Ball. Edward Mujica. STARTING PITCHING

C. <strong><a href=. Game Ball. Keith Couch. RELIEF PITCHING

Game Ball. Blake Swihart. OFFENSE . A. The offense came alive and bailed out the poor performances from the pitching and the errors. Swihart had two hits which resulted in three RBI in his three at bats. He currently sports a .333 batting average. The contribution from Rusney Castillo is not to be overlooked. He had three hits in six at bats. <strong><a href=