Red Sox Offense Comes Alive In Series Opener Against Rays

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By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox got on the board with 16 hits and their first win of the season, 11-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox were swept by Baltimore in the opening series, never leading in any of the three games. J.D. Martinez banged a three-run homer halfway up the Pesky Pole for Boston. Franchy Cordero, Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe all had two hits apiece after coming into the game hitless. The Rays had won eight straight at Fenway Park.

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