Red Sox Rally In 9th To Beat Rays 3-2
BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli drove in the winning run with a double in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the light-hitting Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2 win on Monday.
The Rays had two hits before finally showing some offensive punch in the ninth when Desmond Jennings led off with a single, stole second and scored the tying run on a single by Ben Zobrist off Andrew Bailey (1-0).
Joel Peralta (0-1) retired Boston’s first batter in the bottom of the ninth before walking Dustin Pedroia. Napoli then hit a liner off the left-field wall and Pedroia easily beat the throw home.
The Red Sox had lost all three of their previous traditional morning games against Tampa Bay on Patriots’ Day.
Source: Associated Press.