Red Sox Lose To Rays, Drop Back Into Last Place In AL East
By DOUG ALDEN
BOSTON (AP) – Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Moore (2-4) allowed two hits and walked two in the first inning as Boston took a 2-0 lead.
Boston rookie Henry Owens was perfect through four innings.
Logan Forsythe led off the fifth with a double for Tampa Bay’s first hit and he scored on a sacrifice fly. Owens (3-3) unraveled in the sixth.
Owens walked Richie Shaffer to start the inning and hit Brandon Guyer with one out. Mahtook singled to load the bases. Evan Longoria hit a sacrifice fly to right and Tampa Bay got another run when Mookie Betts’ throw home sailed high and ended up in the stands for a 3-2 lead.
Mahtook added two runs in the eighth with a homer that cleared the Green Monster in left field.