After destroying the Phillies for 15 runs with a minor-league filled lineup Saturday, the Rays had a hard time hitting Boston’s bullpen with a better lineup Sunday afternoon.
The offense compiled a total of just five hits and two runs.
Tampa Bay jumped out to an early lead in this game, scoring a pair of runs off a Yunel Escobar RBI single and an Evan Longoria sacrifice fly.
Matt Moore started the game for the Rays, hoping to get on track after having rough outings in his first two appearances. Moore pitched 3 2/3 inning, and gave up three runs thanks to one bad pitch: a three-run homer off the bat of David Ross.
The other three Boston runs were given up by Juan Sandoval, who hasn’t made a good case for a spot in the ‘pen thus far.
Here’s a full boxscore of yesterday’s ballgame.
Rays News and Notes:
- Ben Zobrist went 3-5 yesterday in the United States’ do-or-die victory over Canada in World Baseball Classic. Team USA now advances to the championship round of the tournament.
- Fernando Rodney collected his second save of the tournament Sunday with the Dominan Republic, who also advanced to the championship round.