July 16, 2024

Purple Sox

Rafael Devers of the Red Sox scores behind Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt during the fourth inning.
Rafael Devers of the Purple Sox scores behind Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt through the fourth inning. AP Photograph/Chris O’Meara

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Triston Casas homered and drove in 4 runs, Brayan Bello earned his team-leading eleventh win and the Boston Purple Sox stopped a 13-game shedding streak at Tropicana Subject by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Monday.

Boston’s slide on the dome started on April 23, 2022.

Wilyer Abreu had a leadoff double earlier than Justin Turner drew a one-out stroll within the sixth inning, ending Aaron Civale’s day. Chris Devenski (3-4) entered and gave up Casas’ three-run shot that put the Purple Sox forward 4-3.

Casas added a run-scoring single and Masataka Yoshida related on a two-run homer off Andrew Kittredge within the eighth that made it 7-3. Casas has three homers and 11 RBIs throughout a career-best 11-game hitting streak.

Bello (11-8) gave up three runs, all within the first, and 5 hits over six innings.

Boston nearer Kenley Jansen, who pitched the ninth in a non-save state of affairs, was checked by an athletic coach with one out however remained within the recreation.

Civale, acquired from Cleveland on July 31, allowed three runs, two hits and three walks whereas hanging out a career-high 12 throughout a 98-pitch outing. The proper-hander has gone 5 1/3 or fewer innings in 5 of his six begins with Tampa Bay.

Brandon Lowe grounded a two-run single up the center and Harold Ramírez had an RBI double down the third-base line off Bello because the Rays took a 3-0 lead within the first.

Bello recorded an out on 11 consecutive batters after Ramírez’s hit. The righty ended his outing by hanging out Ramírez with two on to finish the sixth.

Civale retired his first 10 batters, six on strikeouts. After a pair of walks within the fourth, Adam Duvall obtained Boston’s first hit with a two-out RBI single later within the inning.

POSTSEASON SPEEDSTER?

Speedy OF Billy Hamilton is ready to affix the Rays’ Triple-A affiliate at Durham on Tuesday and is below critical consideration for a possible playoff roster spot.

“It’s one thing that we think about on a regular basis,” supervisor Kevin Money mentioned. “I believe we might take a look at him as a possible weapon.”

The 32-year-old Hamilton has 326 stolen bases in 951 profession video games. He has been caught stealing 72 occasions.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Purple Sox: OF Alex Verdugo, who left Sunday’s recreation with left hamstring tightness, didn’t play and would possibly miss the three-game sequence. … RHP Corey Kluber (proper shoulder irritation) threw off a bullpen mound.

Rays: SS Taylor Partitions was out of the lineup resulting from groin soreness. He performed two video games over the weekend after lacking six weeks with a strained left indirect.

UP NEXT

Rays RHP Zach Eflin (13-8) faces Boston RHP Kutter Crawford (6-7) on Tuesday evening. Eflin and Toronto RHP Chris Bassitt, scheduled to pitch in opposition to Oakland, will likely be trying to develop into the AL’s first 14-game winners.