Boston Red Sox (7-13)


Wed. 4/17 Fri. 4/19 Sat. 4/20 Sun. 4/21 Mon. 4/22
@ NYY
L 3-5
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@ TB
W 6-4
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Bos 6 - 5 TB
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@ TB
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT
vs. Det
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Red Sox get 1st series win, beat Rays 6-5 behind Benintendi

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Perhaps the Boston Red Sox will look back at this weekend as the games that got their title defense back on track.

The World Series champions won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and catcher Christian Vazquez picked off Tommy Pham for the final out in a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.

"These are the games that we expect to win, and the last two days we've grinded out at bats and came out on top," Benintendi said. "We'll figure some things out and once we hit our stride, it'll be a lot more fun."

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Leaders
AVG: J. Martinez.351
HR: M. Moreland6
RBI: M. Moreland13
SB: E. Núñez3
W: M. Walden2
ERA: N. Eovaldi6.00
Saves: R. Brasier4
K: E. Rodriguez21
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .232 (20)
Runs: 83 (19)
Hits: 155 (17)
Home Runs: 22 (20)
Stolen Bases: 10 (10)
OBP: .302 (21)
SLG: .387 (20)
Total Bases: 258 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.85 (29)
Runs Allowed: 123 (30)
Saves: 5 (17)
Strikeouts: 173 (15)
OpBA: .264 (27)
OBP: .343 (25)
SLG: .484 (28)
Run Support: 4.38 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/20 N. Eovaldi Placed on 10-Day IL (Loose bodies in right elbow)
4/20 M. Hernández Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/20 B. Poyner Called Up from Minors
4/19 M. Chavis Called Up from Minors
4/19 T. Lin Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/18 E. Núñez Mid-back strain (on 10-day DL)
4/18 D. Pedroia Left knee irritation (on 10-day DL)
4/6 B. Holt Scratched cornea, right eye (on 10-day DL)
4/6 B. Johnson Left elbow inflammation (on 10-day DL)
3/31 A. Benintendi Sore right knee (day-to-day)
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