The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The win gives the Rays a sweep in their rain shortened 2-game series.
With the win the Rays improve to 9-2 on the road and 18-9 overall. Tampa Bay has won four of their last five games on the heels of a season long four game losing streak.
Chris Sale (0-5, 6.30 ERA) takes the loss for Boston who fall to 11-17 on the season.
Emilio Pagan came in to retire the final batter of the seventh, Jose Alvarado needed just eight pitches to retire the side in the eighth, and Diego Castillo needed just 12 pitches to lock down his third save of the season.
Prior to the game, Tampa Bay welcomed Hunter Wood back from the Family Medical Emergency List and optioned Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham. Wood was originally placed on the paternity list on April 21.
Tampa Bay continue their three city road trip with a four game series with the Kansas City Royals beginning Monday night at 8:15 EST.
Ryne Stanek (0-0, 1.32 ERA) will be the opener for Tampa Bay with Yonny Chirinos expected (but not known) to work the bulk of the innings. Mitch Keller (2-2, 3.41 ERA) will take the mound for the Royals.
Boston remains at home and will host the Oakland Athletics at 7:10 pm EST. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-2, 5.88 ERA) will take the mound for Boston while the Athletics counter with Frankie Montas (4-1, 3.10 ERA).