Alfredo Aceves fired five strong innings while leading the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Instead of bemoaning the fact that they let two seemingly safe leads slip away, the Red Sox made things right by the end of a long night, pulling out a hard-fought 10-8 victory over the Rays in 14 innings on Monday night at Tropicana Field.
Rays closer Fernando Rodney pitched 1 2/3 innings on Monday night in a game that went into extra innings. Rodney didn’t factor into the decision despite giving up a two-run single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the top of the 10th inning. The Rays tied the score in the bottom of the 10th. Rodney gave up ...
Tigers outfielder Don Kelly will start in center Thursday against the Rays. Kelly will start for the first time this month. He’ll hit ninth against Rays’ pitcher Roberto Hernandez. Kelly is hitting .182/.300/.312 in 77 at-bats this year.