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Apr 19, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) reacts as left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) congratulate each other after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Rays Lead Series at Red Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays seem to have something to Smyly about after Tuesday night’s 10 inning game; the Rays (6-7) beat the Boston Red Sox (6-7) last night in Boston 3-0.

The Rays’ secret weapon Tuesday was pitcher Drew Smyly, who allowed only one hit in eight innings.  In his second straight start, Smyly struck out 11, a career high.

Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay manager, described Smyly’s performance as “brilliant.”

After a scoreless nine innings, Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was the team’s first man at bat in the 10th, hitting a home run.  Kiermier’s first career MLB homer came at the perfect time, giving the Rays their first run of the night.  The Rays would add two more runs to get the win.

 

Apr 4, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly (33) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly (33) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Archer (0-3, 5.87 ERA) will get the start on the mound for the Rays in the second game of the series.  The right hander has not gotten a win since last August 31st in Baltimore.

The Sox will start Rick Porcello (2-0, 5.11 ERA) in Game 2.

Coverage: Game 2 begins at 7:10 P.M., but you can tune in at 6:30 P.M. on ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM for pregame coverage.  The game will also air on Sun Sports.

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