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Xander Bogaerts sparked a three-run rally in the ninth inning, David Price pitched the bulk of a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
The two 21-year-old infielders are already future All-Stars and putting up big power numbers. If you had to pick one, choosing isn't easy.
Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Jake Faria left Tuesday due to a strained left oblique. Wilson Ramos followed him two batters later.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Welcome to the big leagues, Willy Adames! Keith Law's No. 20 prospect heading into the season, the Tampa Bay shortstop homered off Chris Sale in his second at-bat, swatting a 1-0 changeup out to left field.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't believe the Rays' strategy of having a reliever start games will ignite some sort of revolution in baseball. "To see that becoming a part of the norm, I doubt it," he said.
The Rays are calling up shortstop prospect Willy Adames and starting him against the Red Sox.
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?
Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Sergio Romo was so effective in his first career start Saturday that the reliever got another start -- on Sunday.
Daniel Robertson hit his first career grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays held on after Mike Trout's ninth-inning homer for their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Wilson Ramos homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight win, 8-3 over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been experimenting with their pitching staff all season, and now they will give veteran reliever Sergio Romo the first start of his career.
C.J. Cron homered and scored two runs against his former teammates, and Chris Archer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Tampa Bay Rays' 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
C.J. Cron homered and scored three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Kansas City 5-3 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep of the woeful Royals.
Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez, who is batting just .200 with 11 RBIs this season, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin.
Joey Wendle singled in a run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.
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Earned Run Average4.3121st