Chris Sale struck out 12 in seven excellent innings and Mookie Bets hit a two-run homer, led the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
It was Sale’s seventh opening in which he struck out 10 or more hitters. The left-handed allowed three runs and two hits, both homers.
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Betts pushed another run with a double in the fifth, when the Red Sox scored four times. Jackie Bradley Jr. He had two hits, including his first double of the season, and Deven Marreo pushed two runs, helping Boston win for the 14th time in 19 games against the Rays.
Kevin Kiermaier and Logan Morrison homered for Tampa Bay, who has lost seven of 11.