Blake Snell fires gem as Rays edge Red Sox

Blake Snell fires gem as Rays edge Red Sox

The Rays hit 10 home runs in their first 19 games of the season, but now have hit 12 in their past five games, including four by C.J. Cron and two apiece by Ramos and Robertson.Video: TB@BOS: Robertson rips a solo homer to left fieldMOMENTS THAT MATTEREDRamos cleans up: Ramos hasn't hit cleanup often in his career. J.D. Martinez led the team on Friday with two RBIs, scoring Mookie Betts on a double in the sixth inning and again on a single in the eighth.

Coming into this set, Mallex Smith was the top Rays hitter with 24 hits, nine runs, two triples and four RBI on his stat sheet.

The Red Sox (19-5) now have the best record in Major League Baseball. More extra-base hits in Boston would be a continuation of a blistering start, with Bogaerts hitting seven doubles in just eight games.

Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, left, reacts beside Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos after striking out to end the baseball game during the ninth inning in Boston, Friday, April 27, 2018.

Drew Pomeranz (0-1) lasted five innings in his second start of the season. Through his first seven games of the season, Holt was hitting.063.

The Rays, 9-5 winners in Baltimore Thursday night, have scored at least eight runs in their last five games, the streak two games longer than any such previous streak in team history.

Bogaerts played in Boston's first nine games before getting hurt. Rob Refsnyder and Daniel Robertson then followed up with leadoff solo blasts in the third and fourth innings, respectively.

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Bogaerts, who reached on an infield hit in the ninth inning, said the pain in his ankle feels like needles but it's nothing he can't play through.

Winners of seven straight games to turn around a awful start, the Tampa Bay Rays send rookie Yonny Chirinos to the mound Saturday in the second game of a three-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Refsnyder last homered on October 1, 2015, for the New York Yankees against the Red Sox.

To make room for Bogaerts, Brock Holt was placed on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain, while the Rays cleared Duffy's return by sending right-hander Austin Pruitt to Triple-A. His three career home runs have all come against Boston.

I'm going to take the unpopular opinion on this game.

Rays: RHP Yonny Chirinos (0-1, 2.92 ERA) went 4 2/3 innings Sunday while allowing two runs on four hits in his first appearance as the Rays' fourth starter. Lefty David Price (2-2, 2.93) will start for the Red Sox.

After losing 13 of its first 17 games, Tampa Bay has outscored its opponents 51-28 during its winning streak. Snell, on the other hand, has won his last 3 games and has a 3-1 record.

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