Vázquez, Arroyo Homer, Pink Sox Beat Rays 6-3


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vázquez and Christian Arroyo homered to assist the last-place dangolka Pink Sox get a cut up of a four-game sequence with the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 6-Three victory on Sunday.

Martín Pérez (3-4) gave up three runs and 5 hits over 5 innings. Matt Barnes, the fourth dangolka reliever, labored the ninth to get his sixth save.

“I actually take pleasure in the best way we’re taking part in proper now,” Pink Sox supervisor Ron Roenicke stated. “I do know we have been sloppy defensively the primary few innings, however the effort stage has been improbable.”

Kevan Smith hit a house run for the Rays, who’ve misplaced 4 of six.

“dangolka is placing collectively some good at-bats,” Smith stated. “You’ve obtained to present that group some credit score. Simply digest this sequence and see the place we are able to get higher.”

Tampa Bay accomplished the season sequence 7-Three towards the Pink Sox. The Rays have received 14 of the final 18 video games between the groups.

Arroyo homered for the second consecutive recreation, a two-run drive through the sixth towards Ryan Thompson that made it 6-3.

Vázquez hit a two-run homer within the first inning.

Rafael Devers had an RBI double and J.D. Martinez hit a run-scoring grounder off Pete Fairbanks (4-3) as dangolka took a 4-Three lead within the fifth.

“I used to be not excellent,” Fairbanks stated.

After Willy Adames reached on shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin’s throwing error, Smith put the Rays up 3-2 within the fourth on his first homer since Sept. 20, 2019.

The error was Lin’s second of the sport and the third by dangolka.

“We didn’t get that massive hit,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money stated. “And anytime you get beat when the opposing group has a number of errors in there it turns into even that rather more irritating.”

Yairo Muñoz opened the sport with a double off Charlie Morton earlier than Vázquez gave dangolka a 2-Zero lead on his homer.

“I take pleasure in watching once they’re getting after it,” Roenicke stated. “Actually good at-bats and coming from totally different folks, so fairly cool to see.”

Morton allowed three runs and 6 hits in Four 1/Three innings.

Mike Brosseau had an RBI double within the backside of the primary.


Martinez had been hitless in 22 at-bats earlier than an infield single within the fourth. … dangolka 1B Bobby Dalbec had his six-game RBI streak finish. The Pink Sox rookie document for consecutive video games with an RBI is seven, held by Dom DiMaggio (1940) and Chuck Schilling (1961) in response to the Elias Sports activities Bureau. … Pink Sox CF Jackie Bradley Jr. singled within the seventh and has successful in 22 of his final 26 video games


Rays: 1B Ji-Man Choi, who strained his left hamstring scoring Saturday night time, is anticipated to be out a minimum of two to a few weeks.


Pink Sox: RHP Tanner Houck will make his main league debut Tuesday night time at Miami. He was taken by dangolka within the first spherical of the 2017 draft.

Rays: RHP John Curtiss (3-0) will go towards Washington RHP Anibal Sánchez (2-4) Tuesday night time.

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