The Dodgers and Pirates kicked off Monday’s slate of games with a noon-ish start at PNC Park. The Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir took on the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano. The evening gives us Mets fireballer Noah Syndergaard, who will oppose the Nationals’ Joe
Rick Porcello pitched six strong innings, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs for the third time this season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak. Porcello (9-2) retired the last nine batters he faced after giving up a bases-loaded walk to Nick Franklin in the fourth. That was the only run the right-hander allowed while also yielding five hits. Shaw had a solo homer, a two-run double and a two-run single for the Red Sox, who broke a close game open with a three-run seventh. David Ortiz continued to climb the career RBI list with a third-inning double, and Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez also drove in runs for Boston.