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Sport Eovaldi, Vazquez help Red Sox beat contending Rays 7-4

01:05  23 september  2019
01:05  23 september  2019 Source:   ap.org

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies Christian Vazquez led the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Andrew Benintendi had a pair of hits for the defending World Series champions, who have won three in a row. Boston began play trailing Tampa Bay by 10 games for the AL's second wild card. BOX SCORE: RED SOX 6, PHILLIES 3 Rick Porcello (13-12) allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and a walk in five innings. Rhys Hoskins homered for Philadelphia, which started Sunday 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs for the final wild card spot in the NL. The Phillies also trailed the Brewers and Mets.

Nathan Eovaldi . Position: Pitcher. Bats: Right • Throws: Right. 6-2, 225lb (188cm, 102kg). Team: Boston Red Sox (majors). Agents: ACES (Sam & Seth Levinson). Full Name: Nathan Edward Eovaldi .

The Red Sox acquired Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league pitching prospect Jalen Beeks Wednesday. Eovaldi was scheduled to pitch against the New York Yankees Wednesday afternoon and said he was not aware a deal was in the works until manager Kevin Cash

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Nathan Eovaldi pitched six gritty innings, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 Sunday.

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Plus contending teams usually don't subtract major league talent when acquiring other major league talent. We beat up Eovaldi last time with the Rays (8 runs in 2 2/3 innings). So I knew he was going to destroy us this time around because baseball.

The Red Sox on Wednsday acquired starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor leaguer Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi , 28, had been scheduled to start against the Yankees Wednesday before the trade was announced. He is 3- 4 with a 4 .26 ERA in 10 starts for the Rays this

Tampa Bay started the day one game up on Cleveland for the second AL wild card. The Rays won the first two games of the series by identical 5-4 scores in 11 innings.

BOX SCORE: RED SOX 7, RAYS 4

The defending World Series champion Red Sox were eliminated from postseason play Friday night.

Boston designated hitter J.D. Martinez drove in two runs and is one RBI away from his third consecutive and fourth overall season of at least 35 homers and 100 RBIs.

Rays two-way player Brendan McKay got his first major league homer on a solo shot off Trevor Kelley as a pinch-hitter in the ninth.

Martinez had an RBI single and Vazquez hit his homer off Ryan Yarbrough (11-5) as Boston went up 4-0 in the first.

Vazquez has 22 homers in 133 games this year. He went deep 10 times over 291 games during his first four seasons.

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The Red Sox will send lefty Jalen Beeks to Tampa Bay in exchange. Eovaldi has been scratched from this afternoon’s scheduled start against the Yankees, so if the Given that the Sox ’ rotation depth has been hurt with Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez going on the DL, there is certainly a need for him.

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Eovaldi (2-0) gave up three runs and seven hits in picking up his first win as a starter since last Sept. 24. The right-hander had elbow surgery to remove a loose body in late April and has been building up innings over the last month.

The Rays scored a run in each of the first three innings off Eovaldi, including Joey Wendle's third-inning homer, to get within 4-3.

Boston took a 6-3 lead in the fourth when Andrew Kittredge replaced Yarbrough with one-out and walked Martinez with the base loaded and later threw a wild pitch.

Yarbrough allowed six runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Tampa Bay All-Star second baseman Brandon Lowe, out since July 3 with a bruised right shin and later strained left quadriceps, was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and went 1 for 3 with a walk.

PREPARING FOR 2020

Red Sox manager Alex Cora plans to have a busy offseason working with his players in a number of areas like on-base percentage and cutting down on strikeouts. ''We have to keep adjusting,'' Cora said. ''Be better at certain aspects and we'll be back.''

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As the Red Sox were finishing out their Spring Training workout on Tuesday, the news started to circulate that Manny Machado had reached agreement on a Christian Vazquez drives in Rafael Devers for the first run of the game with a double to center, putting the Red Sox ahead in the 7 th inning.

Sox Shorts Sox Sounds Red Sox Report Top Shots Sox Docs Quality Starts Recap Game Recaps Homestand Highlights Fenway Park Spaces and Places Carry the Freight Red Sox Productions Red Sox Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP Nathan Eovaldi to Boston Red Sox for LHP Jalen Beeks.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist but is expected to be ready for spring training next year. ... OF Mookie Betts, who played the previous two days after missing a week due to left foot inflammation, had a scheduled day off. ... OF Andrew Benintendi (jammed left thumb) was out of the lineup for the second straight game but could start Monday.

Rays: OF Avisail Garcia, who left Friday's game with vertigo-type symptoms, is now experiencing just slight discomfort.

UP NEXT

Rays LHP Blake Snell (6-7) will make his second start Monday night since surgery July 29 to remove bone chips in his throwing elbow against Boston RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-11).

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