Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Wednesday night and earn their fifth straight victory. Willy Adames, Brandon Lowe and Yoshi Tsutsugo all homered off Zack Godley, and Austin Meadows hit a solo shot in the ninth after Boston scored five in the eighth to cut into an eight-run lead.
Andrew Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon, but manager Ron Roenicke seems to believe he could miss more time than that. The Red Sox left fielder was injured during Boston’s 8-2 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, straining his right rib cage. Benintendi had X-Rays on Tuesday and Roenicke told reporters there was nothing broken.
Things did get better later, but the hole was too big as Zack Godley had a terrible start with three homers allowed. He also wasn’t helped by his defense — Michael Chavis was particularly rough with the glove — or luck — Kevin Pillar lost a ball in the lights that could have ended the inning but instead led to a home run. But he dug the team in an 8-0 deficit.