Longoria hits long homer; Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

BOSTON (AP) Alex Cobb was coasting along and before he knew it, he was watching the bullpen hold onto a tight victory.

Cobb took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning before tiring, Evan Longoria hit a homer over the Green Monster completely out of Fenway Park and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night.

''We had an opportunity to really cave there, with things working against us,'' Cobb said. ''We were shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit. But to be able to get out of the funk we're in, we've got to be able to win ballgames like that.''

Coming off a 3-6 home stand, the Rays rebounded with just their second win in six games in Fenway this season.

''Nice win. Never a dull moment,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

Boston's Xander Bogaerts singled to extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the majors' current longest active streak. He had a career-best 26-gamer last year.

Cobb (3-3) gave up four runs - three earned - and three hits after getting the first out in the seventh, adding to his trouble with a throwing error. Alex Colome got the final four outs for his ninth save.

Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (2-5) gave up five runs - three earned - with seven strikeouts in six innings for his second rough outing against the Rays this season. He lost only four games last year.

''Just two innings where I didn't make pitches with runners on base, and I ended up getting hurt by it,'' Porcello said.

Trailing 5-0, the Red Sox chased Cobb and sliced the deficit to one with the help of Tampa Bay's shoddy defense. Sandy Leon had a two-run double, Cobb fired wildly past first base, allowing a run to score, and second baseman Brad Miller was charged with two errors on one play, booting a grounder and throwing the ball away, scoring another.

''Tonight we got handcuffed for the first six innings of work, but when you think back to the period of time that you're outlining, I think there's been a number of positive things that continue to show through,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Tim Beckham's two-run single had pushed the Rays ahead in the fourth - with both runs unearned after third baseman Josh Rutledge bounced a throw.

They added three runs in the fifth. Corey Dickerson had an RBI double high off the wall in center field before Longoria hit his shot over a billboard above the Monster seats, a drive estimated at 406 feet.

Porcello was tagged for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a home loss to the Rays on April 14.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Cash expects OF Steven Souza Jr. (bruised right thumb) to be back in the lineup on Saturday. ... RHP Tommy Hunter, on the 10-day DL with a strained right calf, is set to throw a bullpen Saturday.

Red Sox: Farrell said DH Hanley Ramirez was ''a little bit improved'' and he's optimistic that the slugger will be in the lineup Saturday. He left Wednesday's game in Milwaukee with a strained right shoulder after starting at first base. ... Farrell said INF Marco Hernandez (injured left shoulder) could need a procedure that would ''likely'' be season-ending.

MESSAGE

Many of the vendors entering the park were given buttons to wear with ''B Respectful'' written on it. The ''B'' was the club's logo for Boston.

It was the first series in Fenway Park since Baltimore's Adam Jones said a fan yelled a racial slur at him.

TIME CHANGE

Saturday's game, which was scheduled for a 7:05 start, was moved to 1:05 with the forecast for heavy rain starting later in the day and into Sunday.

UP NEXT

Rays: LHP Blake Snell (0-3, 3.96 ERA) hopes to rebound from a rough outing Monday against Kansas City when he gave up a career-high 10 hits in a loss.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (3-2, 1.92) looks to extend his string of double-digit strikeout games. He's done it in every one of his six starts.

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  • W: A. Cobb (3-3)L: R. Porcello (2-5)S: A. Colome (9)
  • HR: TB - E. Longoria (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Dickerson LF51110012.321.372.547.9193.5
B. Miller 2B50100012.195.342.317.6590.5
E. Longoria 3B42221001.241.314.418.73310.0
L. Morrison 1B40000023.243.333.513.846-1.0
R. Weeks DH41200010.212.333.379.7123.5
C. Rasmus RF40000033.276.382.6901.072-1.5
T. Beckham SS40120011.264.289.457.7462.5
K. Kiermaier CF40200002.216.310.281.5913.0
D. Norris C41200012.224.284.316.6012.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF50000001.299.378.512.8890.0
    D. Pedroia 2B40000011.277.358.378.736-0.5
    X. Bogaerts SS30200100.350.405.442.8464.0
    A. Benintendi LF30000112.309.377.471.8470.5
    C. Young DH41100013.266.356.418.7732.5
    M. Moreland 1B21000212.266.372.435.8082.5
    J. Rutledge 3B41100013.281.361.281.6421.5
    S. Leon C41120011.230.250.432.6824.5
    J. Bradley CF40000011.171.234.286.519-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Dickerson (11), E. Longoria (10), R. Weeks (5), K. Kiermaier (4)
      • HR - E. Longoria (5)
      • RBI - C. Dickerson (13), E. Longoria 2 (16), T. Beckham 2 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 2 (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - X. Bogaerts (7), C. Young (6), S. Leon (3)
      • RBI - S. Leon 2 (13)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Cobb (2), B. Miller 2 (7)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Betts (2), J. Rutledge (3)
      • PB - S. Leon (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (W, 3-3)6.14433503.651.1120.5
      J. Alvarado0.00000005.400.000.0
      E. Ramirez (H, 5)1.01001003.182.001.0
      D. Farquhar (H, 7)0.10000103.310.000.5
      A. Colome (S, 9)1.10000102.160.0010.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (W, 3-3)6.1
      J. Alvarado0.0
      E. Ramirez (H, 5)1.0
      D. Farquhar (H, 7)0.1
      A. Colome (S, 9)1.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 2-5)6.09530714.011.507.5
      R. Ross1.01000203.381.003.0
      H. Hembree1.11000002.450.752.0
      R. Scott0.20000100.960.000.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 2-5)6.0
      R. Ross1.0
      H. Hembree1.1
      R. Scott0.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 107-66, J. Alvarado 3-2, E. Ramirez 17-11, D. Farquhar 4-3, A. Colome 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-6, J. Alvarado 1-0, E. Ramirez 1-2, A. Colome 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 26, J. Alvarado, E. Ramirez 5, D. Farquhar, A. Colome 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-73, R. Ross 17-9, H. Hembree 18-14, R. Scott 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 5-6, H. Hembree 2-2, R. Scott 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 27, R. Ross 4, H. Hembree 5, R. Scott 2
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Dickerson LF51110012.321.372.547.9193.5
      B. Miller 2B50100012.195.342.317.6590.5
      E. Longoria 3B42221001.241.314.418.73310.0
      L. Morrison 1B40000023.243.333.513.846-1.0
      R. Weeks DH41200010.212.333.379.7123.5
      C. Rasmus RF40000033.276.382.6901.072-1.5
      T. Beckham SS40120011.264.289.457.7462.5
      K. Kiermaier CF40200002.216.310.281.5913.0
      D. Norris C41200012.224.284.316.6012.5
      Total385115101016-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Betts RF50000001.299.378.512.8890.0
        D. Pedroia 2B40000011.277.358.378.736-0.5
        X. Bogaerts SS30200100.350.405.442.8464.0
        A. Benintendi LF30000112.309.377.471.8470.5
        C. Young DH41100013.266.356.418.7732.5
        M. Moreland 1B21000212.266.372.435.8082.5
        J. Rutledge 3B41100013.281.361.281.6421.5
        S. Leon C41120011.230.250.432.6824.5
        J. Bradley CF40000011.171.234.286.519-0.5
        Total3345204714-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Dickerson (11), E. Longoria (10), R. Weeks (5), K. Kiermaier (4)
          • HR - E. Longoria (5)
          • RBI - C. Dickerson (13), E. Longoria 2 (16), T. Beckham 2 (19)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham 2 (10)
          BATTING
          • 2B - X. Bogaerts (7), C. Young (6), S. Leon (3)
          • RBI - S. Leon 2 (13)
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Cobb (2), B. Miller 2 (7)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Betts (2), J. Rutledge (3)
          • PB - S. Leon (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (W, 3-3)6.14433503.651.1120.5
          J. Alvarado0.00000005.400.000.0
          E. Ramirez (H, 5)1.01001003.182.001.0
          D. Farquhar (H, 7)0.10000103.310.000.5
          A. Colome (S, 9)1.10000102.160.0010.5
          Total9.0543470---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (W, 3-3)6.1
          J. Alvarado0.0
          E. Ramirez (H, 5)1.0
          D. Farquhar (H, 7)0.1
          A. Colome (S, 9)1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (L, 2-5)6.09530714.011.507.5
          R. Ross1.01000203.381.003.0
          H. Hembree1.11000002.450.752.0
          R. Scott0.20000100.960.000.5
          Total9.211530111---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (L, 2-5)6.0
          R. Ross1.0
          H. Hembree1.1
          R. Scott0.2
          Total9.2
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 107-66, J. Alvarado 3-2, E. Ramirez 17-11, D. Farquhar 4-3, A. Colome 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-6, J. Alvarado 1-0, E. Ramirez 1-2, A. Colome 2-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 26, J. Alvarado, E. Ramirez 5, D. Farquhar, A. Colome 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-73, R. Ross 17-9, H. Hembree 18-14, R. Scott 10-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 5-6, H. Hembree 2-2, R. Scott 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 27, R. Ross 4, H. Hembree 5, R. Scott 2
          • 7TH INNING
            Bradley safe at first on 2nd baseman Miller fielding error, Leon scored, Bradley to second54
            Leon doubled to deep right, Moreland and Rutledge scored53
            Rutledge reached on an infield single to shortstop, Young scored, Moreland to third, Rutledge to second on Cobb fielding error51
          • 5TH INNING
            Longoria homered to left center, Dickerson scored50
            Dickerson doubled to deep center, Norris scored30
          • 4TH INNING
            Beckham singled to deep center, Longoria and Weeks scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • H. Hembree Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kiermaier singled to center
            • D. Norris: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Norris reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kiermaier out at second
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Norris out at second
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Colome Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Leon grounded out to first
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Betts flied out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • H. Hembree Pitching:
            • R. Weeks: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Weeks flied out to deep right
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Rasmus grounded out to first
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Beckham lined out to left
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Ramirez Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts doubled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • C. Young: Strike swinging, Ball, Young flied out to deep right, Bogaerts to third
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Rutledge grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • R. Ross Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • B. Miller: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller singled to deep left
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria lined out to third
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi flied out to center
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Young doubled to shallow right
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rutledge reached on an infield single to shortstop, Young scored, Moreland to third, Rutledge to second on Cobb fielding error
            • S. Leon: Ball, Leon doubled to deep right, Moreland and Rutledge scored
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley safe at first on 2nd baseman Miller fielding error, Leon scored, Bradley to second
            • M. Betts: Betts grounded out to third
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia flied out to deep center
            • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 3 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • C. Rasmus: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier doubled to deep right, Kiermaier to third on right fielder Betts fielding error
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Norris struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Betts lined out to center
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia flied out to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Norris singled to left
            • C. Dickerson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Dickerson doubled to deep center, Norris scored
            • B. Miller: Ball, Miller flied out to deep center, Dickerson to third
            • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria homered to left center, Dickerson scored
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morrison flied out to deep right
            • R. Weeks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Weeks struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Rutledge struck out looking
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Leon popped out to third
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley popped out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Longoria safe at first on 2nd baseman Rutledge fielding error
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Morrison struck out on foul tip
            • R. Weeks: Foul, Weeks singled to left, Longoria to second
            • C. Rasmus: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria to third, Weeks to second on passed ball, Strike looking, Rasmus struck out looking
            • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Beckham singled to deep center, Longoria and Weeks scored
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pedroia struck out looking
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bogaerts walked
            • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • C. Young: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Young reached on fielder's choice to third, Bogaerts out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • D. Norris: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Norris reached on an infield single to third
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Norris out at second
            • B. Miller: Miller grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • R. Weeks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Weeks doubled to left center
            • C. Rasmus: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Beckham reached on fielder's choice to third, Weeks out at third
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kiermaier flied out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moreland grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Rutledge grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • C. Dickerson: Foul, Dickerson popped out to third
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Miller lined out to first
            • E. Longoria: Longoria doubled to deep left
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morrison grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts popped out to second
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts singled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)