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Moreland, signed as a free agent to a $5.5 million, one-year deal, has gone 16 for 33 after opening hitless in 12 at-bats.

"He's worth the price of admission just to see him", manager John Farrell said after his team improved to 6-5. He entered Sunday's game batting.241 (7-for-29) with zero homers and four RBIs.

After Moreland's big hit in the seventh, Ramirez pulled up limping while rounding second and was replaced by Steve Selsky. "If we have to win them that way, I'm perfectly fine with it, because the end result, at the end of the day, we're where we need to be". "I'll be in there tomorrow". Dickerson popped a solo homer on Sunday but Souza came up empty 0-for-3 with a run. The Red Sox had lost five of eight.

Vazquez added an RBI double in the eighth against Austin Pruitt.

Matt Barnes relieved Sale and, with one out, walked two straight hitters, the second on four pitches.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia and firefighter Mike Materia throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Boston.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the fourth to tie things up at four. Travis D'Arnaud was the hero for NY, blasting the eventual game winning home run in the top of the 16th as he led off the inning, some 5 and a half hours after the game began and ended this morning, past midnight when Hansel Robles pitched a scoreless bottom of the 16th. "And we had every opportunity to win that game".

Beckham homered in the fifth for a 5-4 lead against starter Drew Pomeranz, who allowed five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.

Porcello (1-1) gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, halting the majors' longest active streak of pitching at least six innings at 20 games. Panda jumped a couple of times to celebrate with teammates on his way back to the dugout.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a flawless ninth inning for his fourth save of the season Saturday in the Red Sox's win over the Rays.

"It was a weird one", Cobb said.

Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison made a nice over-the-shoulder grab on a foul pop near the seats for the first out of the fifth and closed the inning by catching one down the third base line close to the stands.

"He'll be on the DL", Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (0-1, 1.23) looks for his first win with Boston despite two solid starts. Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his left ankle, limped around but stayed in the game. In his two starts this year, Snell holds an 0-1 record, a 3.18 ERA and six Ks in 11.1 innings.

Odorizzi left the game after throwing his first pitch in the second inning, trying two warmup pitches before departing.

So, this was a game with a very slow leadup, which my non-American or non-baseball friends probably would not appreciate, to a brief but highly satisfying resolution, to which I'm sure those same friends would say "that's it???" "You've got to have times in the game where you can rely on that swing and miss pitch".

"It was just pretty wild, just to think that we were really so close, too", Longoria recalled in a podcast with the Times.

  • Julie Sanders