Bogaerts rallies Red Sox to 7-3 win over Rays

BOSTON (AP) An early stumble did little to slow down the Boston Red Sox.

Boston scored seven straight runs after falling behind 3-0 in the first and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Friday night.

''We had a good night. Guys put in quality at-bats from the first hitter on,'' said Xander Bogaerts, who led the latest rally for the Red Sox with a two-run triple in the first.

Bogaerts added a pair of doubles and the Red Sox improved to 51 games above .500 at 87-36.

Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits, including an RBI double in the sixth, and the Red Sox won for the sixth time in seven games.

Brian Johnson recovered after getting roughed up in the first, when the Rays tagged him for three runs on four hits and a walk. Johnson cruised through the next three innings and didn't allow another run.

''Whenever you give up three and we come back and score two, you kind of feel that momentum come back to our dugout,'' Johnson said. ''That's when you know you've just got to go out there and pull them through any way you can.''

Johnson (4-3) pitched 5 2/3 innings before leaving after Joey Wendle's double in the sixth - Tampa Bay's first hit since the first inning.

Wendle drove in two runs with a double in the first and Carlos Gomez had an RBI single for the Rays.

''We felt like it was a good start here,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''You're not going to get much better starts, three in the first, but unfortunately we just gave it back a little too quick.''

Yonny Chirinos (1-5) took over for Ryne Stanek in the second inning and allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings.

Bogaerts pulled Boston within 3-2 on a two-out triple to center in the first, then led off the fourth with a double. Eduardo Nunez drove him in with a single to tie it at 3-all.

Bogaerts, who fouled a ball hard off his left shin before doubling again in the seventh, has driven in nine runs in his last eight games.

''He put some great at-bats today and that was good to see,'' manager Alex Cora said.

The Red Sox added another run after Mookie Betts' leadoff double in the fifth and a one-out single by Mitch Moreland, who finished 2 for 4.

OFF THE WALL

Mallex Smith had a pair of hits for the Rays and a made a great catch in the second on a sinking ball hit by Nunez, running it down in shallow right just before crashing hard into the wall with his left hip.

Smith held on to the ball despite tumbling into the front row and remained in the game after a quick visit from the trainer.

''Really impressive play,'' Cash said.

TOUCHE

In the third, Bradley made a catch for Boston that rivaled Smith's play the previous inning. Tommy Pham hit a deep fly ball that was headed for the wall in left-center until Bradley ran it down just in front of the 379-foot mark for the second out of the inning.

Bradley had to lunge to get the ball and crashed to the warning track and rolled, avoiding a full-speed collision with the wall.

''That changes momentum,'' Smith said. ''A guy makes a catch like that after you hit the ball that hard, it's deflating.''

CURVE CONTROL

Johnson walked Pham with two outs in the first before C.J. Cron and Wendle hit consecutive doubles and Gomez singled to drive in Wendle for a 3-0 lead.

Johnson said his first-inning struggles had mostly to do with struggling to locate with his curveball.

''I was burying it when I wouldn't want to bury it,'' Johnson said. ''Giving up three in the first is never the way anyone wants to go about it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: LHP Vidal Nuno (strained right hamstring) was scheduled to pitch two innings for Class A Charlotte on Friday night. Nuno has been on the DL since July 4.

Red Sox: Activated Ian Kinsler (strained left hamstring) from the 10-day DL and started him at second. Placed 3B Rafael Devers on the 10-day DL with a strained left hamstring, retroactive to Thursday.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (1-2, 3.97 ERA) gets his fourth start for the Rays since arriving from Pittsburgh in the Chris Archer trade July 31.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (12-6, 3.75) has allowed a total three runs over his last four starts, going 2-0 with two no-decisions.

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TB62-60
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BOS87-36
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  • W: B. Johnson (4-3)L: Y. Chirinos (1-5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith RF40200011.301.374.426.8001.5
M. Duffy 3B30000002.294.353.373.7261.0
T. Pham LF31000112.246.335.395.7301.5
C. Cron 1B41100002.248.316.468.7843.0
J. Wendle 2B41220012.295.344.421.7656.5
C. Gomez DH20110010.217.310.351.6611.5
a- J. Bauers PH-DH20000011.219.329.434.763-0.5
K. Kiermaier CF40100001.178.246.291.5370.0
W. Adames SS40000011.245.306.387.692-0.5
M. Perez C20000110.289.327.422.7490.5
  • a-struck out for Gomez in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF51100012.350.437.6651.1022.5
A. Benintendi LF41100001.297.379.498.8772.0
M. Moreland 1B41210001.257.323.468.7915.0
J. Martinez DH32110101.333.403.6611.0635.0
X. Bogaerts SS41320001.280.355.518.87310.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000104.242.308.405.7131.0
E. Nunez 3B40110002.259.285.373.6582.0
B. Swihart C41000012.218.279.294.5730.5
J. Bradley CF40210001.222.307.391.6984.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Cron (22), J. Wendle 2 (18)
    • RBI - J. Wendle 2 (41), C. Gomez (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle 2 (11), C. Gomez (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Duffy, J. Wendle 2 (2), J. Bauers, K. Kiermaier
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (36), M. Moreland (19), X. Bogaerts 2 (35), J. Bradley (22)
    • 3B - X. Bogaerts (3)
    • RBI - M. Moreland (62), J. Martinez (105), X. Bogaerts 2 (74), E. Nunez (36), J. Bradley (48)
    • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (28), J. Bradley (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), X. Bogaerts, I. Kinsler, E. Nunez, J. Bradley
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - K. Kiermaier (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Bogaerts-Moreland; Swihart-Kinsler)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek1.02221002.741.07-2.0
    Y. Chirinos (L, 1-5)6.09551103.961.26-1.5
    D. Castillo1.00000103.631.103.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek1.0
    Y. Chirinos (L, 1-5)6.0
    D. Castillo1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Johnson (W, 4-3)5.25332204.001.3713.0
    H. Hembree (H, 18)0.10000103.831.360.5
    R. Brasier (H, 4)1.01000201.060.823.0
    M. Barnes1.01000202.551.133.0
    T. Thornburg1.00000004.401.333.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Johnson (W, 4-3)5.2
    H. Hembree (H, 18)0.1
    R. Brasier (H, 4)1.0
    M. Barnes1.0
    T. Thornburg1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Stanek (2), Y. Chirinos (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 32-17, Y. Chirinos 88-53, D. Castillo 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-2, Y. Chirinos 8-9, D. Castillo 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, Y. Chirinos 28, D. Castillo 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Barnes (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 94-52, H. Hembree 5-3, R. Brasier 14-9, M. Barnes 15-10, T. Thornburg 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 7-7, T. Thornburg 3-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 23, H. Hembree, R. Brasier 3, M. Barnes 5, T. Thornburg 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith RF40200011.301.374.426.8001.5
    M. Duffy 3B30000002.294.353.373.7261.0
    T. Pham LF31000112.246.335.395.7301.5
    C. Cron 1B41100002.248.316.468.7843.0
    J. Wendle 2B41220012.295.344.421.7656.5
    C. Gomez DH20110010.217.310.351.6611.5
    a- J. Bauers PH-DH20000011.219.329.434.763-0.5
    K. Kiermaier CF40100001.178.246.291.5370.0
    W. Adames SS40000011.245.306.387.692-0.5
    M. Perez C20000110.289.327.422.7490.5
    Total3237302712-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Smith RF4
    M. Duffy 3B3
    T. Pham LF3
    C. Cron 1B4
    J. Wendle 2B4
    C. Gomez DH2
    a- J. Bauers PH-DH2
    K. Kiermaier CF4
    W. Adames SS4
    M. Perez C2
    Total32
    • a-struck out for Gomez in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF51100012.350.437.6651.1022.5
    A. Benintendi LF41100001.297.379.498.8772.0
    M. Moreland 1B41210001.257.323.468.7915.0
    J. Martinez DH32110101.333.403.6611.0635.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41320001.280.355.518.87310.0
    I. Kinsler 2B30000104.242.308.405.7131.0
    E. Nunez 3B40110002.259.285.373.6582.0
    B. Swihart C41000012.218.279.294.5730.5
    J. Bradley CF40210001.222.307.391.6984.0
    Total35711602215-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Cron (22), J. Wendle 2 (18)
      • RBI - J. Wendle 2 (41), C. Gomez (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Wendle 2 (11), C. Gomez (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Duffy, J. Wendle 2 (2), J. Bauers, K. Kiermaier
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (36), M. Moreland (19), X. Bogaerts 2 (35), J. Bradley (22)
      • 3B - X. Bogaerts (3)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (62), J. Martinez (105), X. Bogaerts 2 (74), E. Nunez (36), J. Bradley (48)
      • 2-Out RBI - X. Bogaerts 2 (28), J. Bradley (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), X. Bogaerts, I. Kinsler, E. Nunez, J. Bradley
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Kiermaier (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Kinsler-Bogaerts-Moreland; Swihart-Kinsler)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.02221002.741.07-2.0
      Y. Chirinos (L, 1-5)6.09551103.961.26-1.5
      D. Castillo1.00000103.631.103.5
      Total8.01177220---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      Y. Chirinos (L, 1-5)6.0
      D. Castillo1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Johnson (W, 4-3)5.25332204.001.3713.0
      H. Hembree (H, 18)0.10000103.831.360.5
      R. Brasier (H, 4)1.01000201.060.823.0
      M. Barnes1.01000202.551.133.0
      T. Thornburg1.00000004.401.333.0
      Total9.0733270---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Johnson (W, 4-3)5.2
      H. Hembree (H, 18)0.1
      R. Brasier (H, 4)1.0
      M. Barnes1.0
      T. Thornburg1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Stanek (2), Y. Chirinos (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 32-17, Y. Chirinos 88-53, D. Castillo 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-2, Y. Chirinos 8-9, D. Castillo 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, Y. Chirinos 28, D. Castillo 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Barnes (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 94-52, H. Hembree 5-3, R. Brasier 14-9, M. Barnes 15-10, T. Thornburg 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 7-7, T. Thornburg 3-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 23, H. Hembree, R. Brasier 3, M. Barnes 5, T. Thornburg 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Martinez scored, Bogaerts to third on wild pitch37
        Martinez singled to shallow left, Moreland scored36
      • 6TH INNING
        Bradley doubled to deep left, Swihart scored35
      • 5TH INNING
        Moreland singled to center, Betts scored34
      • 4TH INNING
        Nunez singled to shallow left, Bogaerts scored33
      • 1ST INNING
        Bogaerts tripled to deep center, Benintendi and Martinez scored32
        Gomez singled to left, Wendle scored30
        Wendle doubled to shallow right, Pham and Cron scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Thornburg relieved Matt Barnes
        • J. Bauers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bauers grounded out to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Foul, Kiermaier grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Adames grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Ryan Brasier
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy hit by pitch, Smith to second
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
        • C. Cron: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Cron popped out to second
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wendle struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Diego Castillo relieved Yonny Chirinos
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Swihart struck out on foul tip
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Ryan Brasier relieved Heath Hembree
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier singled to left
        • W. Adames: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier caught stealing, catcher to second
        • M. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland doubled to deep left
        • J. Martinez: Martinez singled to shallow left, Moreland scored
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts doubled to left, Martinez to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Martinez scored, Bogaerts to third on wild pitch, Nunez lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pham flied out to deep right
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cron grounded out to third
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wendle doubled to deep left
        • Heath Hembree relieved Brian Johnson
        • Jake Bauers hit for Carlos Gomez
        • J. Bauers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez lined out to center
        • B. Swihart: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Swihart reached on fielder's choice to second, Kinsler out at second
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley doubled to deep left, Swihart scored
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames grounded out to third
        • M. Perez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez walked
        • M. Smith: Smith popped out to third
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duffy grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Betts doubled to left center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to second, Betts to third
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland singled to center, Betts scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third, Moreland to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts popped out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Wendle grounded out to second
        • C. Gomez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts doubled to left center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Kinsler lined out to right, Bogaerts to third
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to shallow left, Bogaerts scored
        • B. Swihart: Swihart reached on fielder's choice to second, Nunez out at second
        • J. Bradley: Bradley grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duffy flied out to deep center
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pham lined out to center
        • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Cron fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Benintendi lined out to left
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adames grounded out to third
        • M. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to right
        • M. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Yonny Chirinos relieved Ryne Stanek
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez flied out to right
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Swihart flied out to left
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley singled to left center
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to right
        • M. Duffy: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Duffy grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Smith out at second
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham walked
        • C. Cron: Cron doubled to deep left, Pham to third
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Wendle doubled to shallow right, Pham and Cron scored
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gomez singled to left, Wendle scored
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier popped out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts flied out to center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Benintendi singled to right
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi to second on wild pitch, Moreland flied out to deep center, Benintendi to third
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts tripled to deep center, Benintendi and Martinez scored
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)