Red Sox Wrap: Boston Drops Second Straight To Undefeated Rays

Boston's offense couldn't get going in second straight game


Apr 11, 2023

The Boston Red Sox dropped the second game of a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays by falling, 7-2, at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

The Red Sox fell to 5-6, while the Rays remained undefeated by improving to 11-0 on the season.

Check out the full box score here.

Garrett Whitlock made his first start of the season after back-to-back rehab starts in Triple-A Worcester and Double-A Portland, hoping to build on the improvement in both games. The undefeated Tampa Bay Rays had a different idea.

Tampa hitters launched three bombs, eight hits and five runs off Whitlock, but the right-handed pitcher struck out five batters and threw 62-of-85 pitches for strikes in five innings.

The Red Sox couldn’t get their offense going, with Rafael Devers and Kiké Hernández combining to go for 0-for-8 and three strikeouts at the plate.

— Shane McClanahan had a solid outing for Tampa Bay. The southpaw struck out nine batters and gave up one run through five innings pitched.

— Rays’ first baseman Yandy Diaz went 3-for-3 with a homerun, his seventh of the season. The performance improved his slash line to .303/.425/.606.

— Bobby Dalbec broke up the no-hitter in the top of the fifth inning in his only appearance at the plate and stole second before Triston Casas hit for him in the top of the seventh.

Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe was given +410 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook that he would hit one out of the park. With his fifth inning bomb, $100 bettors netted a $510 payout.

The Red Sox and Rays continue their four game series at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET , and you can catch the game, plus a full hour of pregame coverage live on NESN.

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