Rays Avoid Sweep by Beating Red Sox in Series Finale

Ken Bell


Jennings, Hellickson help Rays top Red Sox, 6-2

Associated Press=
       BOSTON (AP) _ Desmond Jennings homered, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their drought at Fenway Park, beating the Red Sox 6-2 Wednesday night.

        The Rays had scored a total of five runs in losing their first five games this season at the ballpark, including a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday during which they managed a pair of runs on 10 combined hits.

        Jose Molina and Evan Longoria each had three of Tampa Bay's 15 hits and the Rays ended a three-game losing streak with their second win in eight games.

        Top prospect Wil Myers delivered a two-run double during Tampa Bay's three-run seventh that broke the game open.

        Hellickson (5-3) surrendered two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
        Ryan Dempster (4-8) gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings.
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