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Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2018
Willy Adames homers, but Rays fall to Red Sox and suffer injuries

Willy Adames homers, but Rays fall to Red Sox and suffer injuries

ST. PETERSBURG - Top prospect Willy Adames is only going to get to stay with the Rays for a few days, so good for him for making the most of it with a home run in his first big-league game, and off Red Sox ace Chris Sale no less.But the good feelings over Adames' arrival
www.bostonherald.com May 22, 2018
Chris Sale, Mookie Betts lead Red Sox past Rays

Chris Sale, Mookie Betts lead Red Sox past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One of the shortest paths on the Red Sox’ blueprint for victories is a deep start, power from the lineup and a shutdown effort from the bullpen.Last night, that’s exactly how it played out in the 4-3 win over the Rays in the first game of this three-game road trip.Chris Sale came one out away from finishing the eighth inning in one of his finest starts of the season, a nine-strikeout evening in which he allowed only four hits.Home runs from Mookie Betts (three-run shot) and Rafael Devers (solo) provided all the power the Red Sox needed.Joe Kelly struck out the...
Over the Monster May 22, 2018
Red Sox 4, Rays 2: Chris Sale leads the way to victory

Red Sox 4, Rays 2: Chris Sale leads the way to victory

And another Mookie homer helped too The Red Sox have been finishing off their series well all year long, but the goal in this one was to start this three-game set in Tampa Bay off the right way. They had an advantage with Chris Sale on the mound, and he did exactly what they needed him to do. He wasn’t perfect and there was some hard contact here and there, but at the end of the day you always know he is going to put his team in a good position to win games. He did exactly that tonight. The offense was actually a little bit frustrating this time, but once again they got a couple of home...
DRaysBay May 22, 2018
Rays 2, Red Sox 4: Highest highs and lowest lows

Rays 2, Red Sox 4: Highest highs and lowest lows

So much depends on a ground ball/under the first baseman’s mitt/in the third inning- “Willy” Carlos Williams Was this a speedy game or was it just me? It’s not like it was a lower scoring affair: 4-2 isn’t really a pitcher’s duel or anything. But Chris Sale spent no time on the mound, and Red Sox hitters had no desire to sit around waiting for Faria’s (or later, Pruitt’s) pitches, swinging early and often at anything they saw. I’m not complaining! Rob Manfred certainly isn’t either. In fact, it just lets us get to the good stuff even faster... Talk about a welcome to the...
The Republican May 22, 2018
Chris Sale strikes out 9 to lead Boston Red Sox to win over Rays; Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers both homer

Chris Sale strikes out 9 to lead Boston Red Sox to win over Rays; Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers both homer

Chris Sale hurled 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, four hits and two walks while striking out nine. He improved to 5-1 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.91 WHIP.
DRaysBay May 22, 2018
Jacob Faria and Wilson Ramos both injured in same, miserable inning

Jacob Faria and Wilson Ramos both injured in same, miserable inning

At least we got Adames today? The Rays had a heck of a third inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday, losing both members of their starting battery in a matter of minutes. So it's a new pitcher and catcher for #Rays in the 3rd with Faria and Ramos leaving with injuries. Sucre takes over behind plate— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 23, 2018 First, Jacob Faria suffered an oblique injury, and after trying to convince Kevin Cash and Head Athletic Trainer, Joe Benge, that he was fine, he had to be removed. The team has not announced any update yet, but this post will be updated when there...
The Republican May 22, 2018
Mookie Betts pulls ahead of Boston Red Sox teammate J.D. Martinez for MLB home run lead with 16, on pace for 54

Mookie Betts pulls ahead of Boston Red Sox teammate J.D. Martinez for MLB home run lead with 16, on pace for 54

Red Sox's Mookie Betts crushed a slider from Rays' Jake Faria, sending it 103.8 mph and 405 feet into the left field stands. The three-run blast gave Boston a 3-0 lead.
NESN.com May 22, 2018
Watch Mookie Betts Reclaim MLB Home Run Lead With Blast Against Rays

Watch Mookie Betts Reclaim MLB Home Run Lead With Blast Against Rays

This just in: Mookie Betts loves hitting home runs. The Boston Red Sox star has been mashing all season, entering... Read More »
NESN.com May 22, 2018
Red Sox Starter Chris Sale Looks To Stymie Rays’ Bats In Series Opener

Red Sox Starter Chris Sale Looks To Stymie Rays’ Bats In Series Opener

Many were expecting a dreadful season for the Rays in 2018, but Tampa Bay’s bats haven’t allowed for that thus... Read More »
Over the Monster May 22, 2018
Red Sox at Rays lineup: It’s Chris Sale Day at the Trop

Red Sox at Rays lineup: It’s Chris Sale Day at the Trop

It’s back to where the season started — poorlyfor game 48. The Red Sox (32-15) are back on the road, this time in St. Pete to face the Rays (22-23) behind Chris Sale (4-1, 2.29 ERA) at Tropicana Field (7:10 p.m., NESN). Read Matt’s series preview here. About tonight’s game: Sale will be countered by Tampa Bay’s Jake Faria (3-2, 5.20), which is... a mismatch on paper, and while games may not be played on paper, you’d expect the Sox to have the edge tonight. Alex Cora brings back Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez after getting Sunday off, which pushes Brock Holt and Mitch...
NESN.com May 22, 2018
Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Chris Sale Takes Ball In Series Opener For Boston

Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Chris Sale Takes Ball In Series Opener For Boston

The Boston Red Sox grabbed their beach attire for a quick three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays that starts... Read More »
The Republican May 22, 2018
Jackie Bradley Jr. in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Rays; Sandy Leon (.318 average in May) catching Chris Sale

Jackie Bradley Jr. in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Rays; Sandy Leon (.318 average in May) catching Chris Sale

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-for-10 with a double, three walks and seven strikeouts in the Boston Red Sox's series against Baltimore over the weekend.
DRaysBay May 22, 2018
Series Preview: Big Willy Style

Series Preview: Big Willy Style

The Rays are Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It! The Tampa Bay Rays come back home after an eventful 11 game road trip. The Rays went 7-4 and briefly got to .500. They currently sit a game under at 22-23. The Rays won two of their last three against the Boston Red Sox. Overall they are 3-7 against the Red Sox. The Red Sox come in after winning three of four against the Baltimore Orioles. The Matchups: Tuesday 7:10 PM: Chris Sale vs Jacob FariaWednesday 7:10 PM: David Price vs Chris ArcherThursday 7:10 PM: Drew Pomeranz vs Blake Snell Three southpaws set to face the Rays offense The Rays face off...
DRaysBay May 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames

Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames

The Rays have recalled their top prospect and have placed Joey Wendle on paternity leave The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly promoting their top prospect, Willy Adames, to the majors league ahead of tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN. The Rays acquired Adames from the Detroit Tigers at the 2014 trade deadline as part of a package they received for David Price. At the time of the deal, Adames was an unknown prospect in the Tigers system, but he quickly made his name known and surged to the top of the prospect rankings. Adames, 22, is currently...
DRaysBay May 22, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames, per report

Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames, per report

The young rookie could make his Rays debut this week. The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly promoting their top prospect, Willy Adames, to the majors league ahead of tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN. The Rays acquired Adames from the Detroit Tigers at the 2014 trade deadline as part of a package they received for David Price. At the time of the deal, Adames was an unknown prospect in the Tigers system, but he quickly made his name known and surged to the top of the prospect rankings. Adames, 22, is currently hitting .311/.387/.466 with 4 HR over 40...
Tampa Bay Times May 22, 2018
For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Faria on the mound

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Faria on the mound

The Rays are back home after a long, eventful and ultimately successful 7-4 roadtrip to Baltimore, Kansas City and Anaheim, and open a quick six-game homestand tonight against the Red Sox at 7:10.RHP Jake Faria will be on the mound, trying to continue his success at the Trop and
The Republican May 22, 2018
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: NESN TV schedule, live stream, 5 things to watch (May 22-24)

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays: NESN TV schedule, live stream, 5 things to watch (May 22-24)

Chris Sale's career 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings vs. the Rays is the highest ratio vs. an opponent in the past 100 seasons (minimum 100 innings).
Over the Monster May 22, 2018
Series Preview: Red Sox at Rays

Series Preview: Red Sox at Rays

A look at the upcoming three-game stint in Tampa Bay SB Nation Blog DRay’s Bay The Opponent in one sentence After a slow start to the year the Rays have turned things around of late and are making waves with their new and somewhat controversial way of handling their pitching staff. Record 22-23 Head-to-Head Record Red Sox 6, Rays 3 Trend Up. As I mentioned above, the Rays have turned things around lately. This is one of the hotter teams in baseball, having won six of their last seven games and seven of their last nine. They’re coming back off a long road trip in which they won each of...

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