FINAL SCORE: Tampa Bay Rays 17, Boston Red Sox 8
IN BRIEF: The Red Sox lost their fourth straight game as they were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, and it wasn't pretty.
Sox starter Kyle Hart was shelled for seven hits and five earned runs while allowing three walks in his two innings of work. Boston's relievers didn't fare much better, as Phillips Valdez allowed six more runs on five hits and failed to record an out. Even infielder Jose Peraza made an appearance on the mound before he took a comebacker off the knee and was replaced by catcher Kevin Plawecki.
Rookie infielder Jonathan Arauz was a bright spot for the Red Sox with two hits and an RBI, and Plawecki tallied three RBIs of his own.
RED SOX RECORD: 6-13
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Hart's first MLB strikeout
First big league K.— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 13, 2020
Welcome to the show, Kyle Hart! pic.twitter.com/z80dymDAMS
Diaz and Adames do damage for Tampa
Out of the gates pic.twitter.com/Mhlr3W2ijO— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 13, 2020
Renfroe goes over the Monster
Renfroe to the MOON pic.twitter.com/OLDseMmZyK— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 13, 2020
A... drone delay?
Rays extend lead
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