The Red Sox hit 3 homers in their 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Justin Masterson made his first start of June, striking out six, and only giving up one run. Masterson should keep his starting job over Joe Kelly, sent to Pawtucket recently.
In the second inning, the Red Sox had two solo blasts, by Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza, Panda’s seventh and De Aza’s sixth. De Aza’s hit 3 for the Red Sox this season, and only the same amount in double that time with the Orioles. Napoli also got ejected for fighting the call, and Deven Marrero took over second, moving Brock Holt to first base. In the 4th, David Ortiz hit a 2 run homer to right, scoring along with Xander Bogaerts, coming from first base. It was 4-0 Red Sox on only four hits!!!!!! So far, nobody had been left on base.
In the fifth, Justin Masterson began to get tired and gave up his earned run. Brandon Guyer reached on an infield single, and Asdrubal Cabrera singled Guyer in. Guyer only had two bases to run, because he advanced to second Blake Swihart’s first of what would be two passed balls.
In the sixth inning, the Sox struck again. Xander Bogaerts doubled. He went to third on a passed ball. It was first and third as Ortiz walked. It was a fly ball hit by Sandoval, and it was caught, but Bogaerts came around to score on the sacrifice fly. The Red Sox took a 5-1 lead.
In the seventh, Jonathan Aro, recently recalled from Pawtucket, made his second MLB appearance. But he didn’t help, in fact he collapsed. Guyer had doubled, and Asdrubal Cabrera doubled to score him. On an error by JBJ, Cabrera advanced to third. Then Sizemore singled him in. It was 5-3, and technically, it wasn’t all Aro’s fault. Tazawa came in to face Sizemore on his final pitch, and he was responsible for the third Rays run.
From there, it was quiet, and despite giving up a double to Sizemore with Longoria on deck, Koji Uehara earned the save for the Red Sox. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 5-3, the home runs being the deciding factor. Let’s just hope the Sox keep on winning like they have.