Red Sox-Rays highlights: Vazquez, Arroyo HRs spark win in series finale originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
With the Red Sox mired in last place and going nowhere this season, many fans might've preferred to see a loss on Sunday to strengthen their bid for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, but it wasn't to be.
Behind home runs from Christian Vazquez and Christian Arroyo, the Sox rallied past the Rays for a 6-3 win in their series finale at Tropicana Field Sunday afternoon.
Boston also got strong starting pitching from Martin Perez (2 ER in 5 IP) and four shutout innings of work from the bullpen as the Sox improved to 3-7 vs. the Rays this season.
The winning run scored on a fifth-inning groundout from J.D. Martinez, who also saw an 0-for-22 streak end with an infield single. Martinez is now batting .205 this season.
FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 6, Rays 3
Red Sox Record: 17-31
Two batters into the game, Christian Vazquez gives the Red Sox a 2-0 lead
Mike Brosseau gets the Rays on the board
Mike Brosseau extends and punches one to deep right to bring home the first run of the game for the good guys!— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) September 13, 2020
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In the 4th, Tampa's Kevan Smith becomes the second catcher in the game to hit a two-run HR
Sox get 2 in the 5th to reclaim the lead on a J.D. Martinez groundout
Christian Arroyo hits a two-run HR for the second straight game to put the Sox up 6-3
Matt Barnes closes it out in the 9th
Mike Brosseau goes down swinging as the @RaysBaseball fall the Red Sox in Sunday's series finale.— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) September 13, 2020
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