Rays Complete First Four Game Sweep Over the Sox
BOSTON (AP) – B.J. Upton capped a five-run third inning with a
three-run homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep
of the Boston Red Sox with an 8-2 win victory Monday in the annual
Patriots Day game.
Jeff Niemann (1-0) pitched seven sharp innings to help Tampa Bay
win its seventh straight, all on the road, and match the club's
best winning streak away from Tropicana Field in one season. The
Rays last won seven in a row in June 2004.
It was also Tampa Bay's first sweep of a series three games or
more in Fenway Park.
The Red Sox (4-9) are off to their worst start since opening
1996 at 2-11. Boston was 0 for 30 with runners in scoring position
in the series, with Jeremy Hermida's two-run homer the only run in
the series finale.