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Rays Sweep Double Header In Boston

After taking game one of the day-night double header in Boston, the Rays looked to grab a sweep of the two games. Chris Archer took the hill for the Rays and after cruising through four innings Archer ran into a road block in the fifth. The Red Sox put five runs on the board but the Rays would answer in the ninth inning with a Yunel Escobar solo home run to get a 6-5 win.

It was a quick start for Tampa Bay who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in third inning after a Desmond Jennings solo home run added to an already 1-0 lead.

Chris Archer had trouble finding the strike zone in the fifth inning and after three walks and a hit batter and singles by David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Grady Sizemore the Rays found themselves trailing 5-2.

After a two-run home run by Sean Rodriguez in the sixth and an RBI double for James Loney in the eighth the Rays found themselves all tied up with Boston 5-5 and setting up a situation for someone to win the game in their last at-bats.

Escobar would lead the ninth inning off with a solo home run that went over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park. Grant Balfour came on for the Rays and picked up his second save of the day as the Rays sweep the double header.

The Rays now travel to New York to take on the Yankees in a three game series. The first game of the series will take place on Friday night with David Price taking toeing the rubber for the team. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with cover starting with the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers Inside Pitch at 6 PM, right here on 620 WDAE.

 

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