Anthony Ranaudo certainly had his ups and downs in his first stint with the Boston Red Sox, but the right-handed starter ended his season on a high note.
The 25-year-old walked away with the win in his final start of the season in an 11-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park Wednesday night. It was a serious improvement on his other six starts with the Red Sox.
Ranaudo made it past the sixth inning for the first time in his very young career, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs on six hits. He recorded two strikeouts and walked just one batter. But, perhaps most importantly, Ranaudo didn’t give up a home run for the first time in his seven starts.
The outing wasn’t perfect, but it certainly showed that Ranaudo should be one of the guys fighting for a spot in the rotation come spring training.
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