The Red Sox managed to edge out the Rays Wednesday night as they picked up a 3-2 win at the Trop.
Chris Sale was strong through six innings, as the only two runs he served up was a two-run shot from Wander Franco in the third, which had an expected batting average of just .100 on it.
Christian Vazquez had a night to remember, as he provided two crucial runs. He drove in Alex Verdugo with a single after he tripled in the second, before smacking a solo homer 389 feet in the seventh.
Vazquez had a base-running miscue in the fifth inning however, which wasn’t exactly his fault. With Vazquez on second, Kyle Schwarber singled into right. Third base coach Carlos Febles sent him home, and he was out by a mile.
Garrett Whitlock hurled a scoreless sixth and seventh, and Boston had another chance to take the lead in the ninth.
They capitalized, as after back-to-back singles from Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo, Jarren Duran, with two outs, roped a 2-1 delivery into right field to drive in Verdugo.
Adam Ottavino set Tampa down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth, as Boston captured their 76th win of the season.
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