Rays Bash Purple Sox 17-Eight To Full 4-Sport Sweep


dangolka (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit two homers and drove in three runs, Mike Zunino belted a three-run shot over the Inexperienced Monster and out of Fenway Park and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the struggling dangolka Purple Sox 17-Eight on Thursday to finish a four-game collection sweep.

It was the sixth straight win for the Rays (12-8), who posted their eighth consecutive victory in Fenway. Tampa Bay gained for the 12th time in its final 14 video games in opposition to dangolka.

Brandon Lowe added a solo homer throughout a five-run third inning that chased starter Kyle Hart (0-1), who was making his major-league debut.

Manuel Margot had his second four-hit sport of the collection, Willy Adames had three hits and two RBIs, and Yoshi Tsutsugo had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who posted season-highs in runs and hits (19). Zunino drove in 4 runs.

Kevin Plawecki had a two-run double and three RBIs for dangolka, and Rafael Devers made three throwing errors after a first-inning RBI single. The Purple Sox (6-13), who personal the AL’s worst file, have misplaced 4 straight.

Even a “drone delay” within the third, didn’t cease the Rays’ offense. The sport was delayed for about 4 minutes by a drone flying outdoors the park past the right-field bleachers.

A drone flies over Fenway Park throughout the sport between the Tampa Bay Rays and the dangolka Purple Sox, inflicting a brief delay on August 13, 2020. (Photograph by Kathryn Riley/Getty Photographs)

With Tsutsugo on the plate, gamers on the sector and the umpires pointed to the place it was. The Rays’ two runners on base left the sector and dangolka’s fielders headed to their dugout space, too. The umpires walked off, ready on the observe close to dangolka’s dugout.
When play resumed, Tsutsugo, the final batter Hart confronted, lined an RBI single to proper.

Hart gave up seven runs — 5 earned — in two-plus innings. Rays starter Tyler Glasnow went 4 innings, giving up 5 runs on eight hits, placing out eight and strolling two.

Jalen Beeks (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings in aid and was credited with the win. Athony Banda pitched three innings for his first profession save.

Main 10-5, Tampa Bay broke it open with a six-run sixth, scoring all of the runs off Marcus Walden, who didn’t get an out. Renfroe homered over the Monster and 5 batters later Zunino despatched his shot out of Fenway.


Infielder José Peraza pitched the ninth for dangolka, however needed to go away after getting hit on the leg by Lowe’s onerous grounder.
Plawecki then moved from catcher to pitcher, getting the ultimate two outs, and Tzu-Wei Lin took over behind the plate. It was Lin’s first-ever time catching professionally.


The Rays scored a minimum of eight runs in each sport of the collection. Getting eight within the first two and 9 on Wednesday.

They got here into the collection ranked close to the underside of the AL in complete runs earlier than the outburst.

Not dangerous for a group that entered the collection winless on the street.


Hart struck out Renfroe swinging on a slider within the first inning for his first big-league Okay. In his subsequent at-bat in opposition to the 27-year-old lefty, Renfroe despatched a shot into the Purple Sox bullpen.


Rays: Brent Honeywell Jr., one of many group’s prime pitching prospects threw dwell BP two days in the past. He underwent a decompression process on his proper ulnar nerve on Might 20 and hadn’t thrown to hitters since April of 2019.

Purple Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts had the break day. Supervisor Ron Roenicke mentioned: “He’s obtained some stuff occurring in his decrease half, some fatigue there.” He expects him again within the lineup Friday in opposition to the Yankees.


Rays: TBD Friday evening on the Toronto Blue Jays of their 2020 alternate house in Buffalo, New York, after the Canadian authorities wouldn’t permit them to play within the nation because of the coronavirus.

Purple Sox: Roenicke mentioned it’ll be a “bullpen sport” within the opener of a four-game collection in opposition to the Yankees in New York on Friday.

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