The Boston Red Sox finally earned their first win of the 2021 season Monday night as they took down the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox offense woke up after struggling mightily in the opening series vs. Baltimore. Boston plated 11 runs on 16 hits with every player in the lineup contributing at least one hit except for Rafael Devers, who's still looking for his first of the campaign. Xander Bogaerts tallied four hits and J.D. Martinez stayed hot with his third homer of the season second homer of the season and three RBI.
Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta pitched well in his season debut with two hits and no runs allowed in five innings of work. Altogether, it was an encouraging showing for Boston after what was an abysmal start to the season.
FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 11, Rays 2
RED SOX RECORD: 1-3
Xander Bogaerts makes a nifty defensive play:
Bogaerts with the Little League homer:
Catch of the year candidate from Randy Arozarena:
J.D. Martinez drills one off Pesky's Pole for the 3-run HR:
Tuesday, April 6: vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET