Sale Strikes Out 13 Rays, Boston Blanks Tampa Bay At The Trop Tu - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

Sale Strikes Out 13 Rays, Boston Blanks Tampa Bay At The Trop Tuesday

Posted: Updated:

By DICK SCANLON
Associated Press

       ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Chris Sale allowed two hits in eight innings and struck out 13, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday for their seventh straight victory.

        Sale (14-4) reached double digits in strikeouts for the 15th time this season, the first time that's been done since Randy Johnson in 2002.

        The win pushed Boston's AL East lead over the New York Yankees to four games.

        Dustin Pedroia, back in the Boston lineup as a DH after a stint on the disabled list with left knee inflammation, scored the first run on a fielder's choice in the fourth. A bad throw by Austin Pruitt (6-3) prevented a possible inning-ending double play on Rafael Devers' chopper to the mound.

        It was the only run allowed by Pruitt in his fourth major league start. He pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a win at Houston last Wednesday.

        Sale (14-4) gave up singles to Wilson Ramos in the fifth and Peter Bourjos in the sixth. The Rays did not get a runner to second base until the seventh, when Sale followed a walk to Logan Morrison with a wild pitch. It was his only walk.

        
        More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball 
        AP-WF-08-09-17 0219GMT
 

Powered by Frankly

10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
401-453-8000

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WLNE.
All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.