Rays monitor Hurricane Irma news while beating Red Sox 4-1

BOSTON (AP) Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash went to check his phone for Hurricane Irma news as soon as he reached his office after the final out.

Wilson Ramos stood at his locker and wanted to show reporters a video on his iPhone of heavy winds swaying palm trees that a friend watching his house had sent.

The Rays had a lot on their minds as they beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

''I think in the training room the whole day we just had the weather on, the radar,'' pitcher Alex Cobb said. ''You're not thinking about it while you're playing, obviously, but I think every other minute of the day we've been trying to be forecasters in seeing what best possibilities we could have going into this storm for our area and for our friends and families.''

''It definitely consumes a lot of your time and your emotion,'' he said. ''I think we've done as good of a job as we could have done.''

Cobb (11-9) allowed one run and four hits - all singles - and three walks in five innings. Ramos and Lucas Duda each hit a solo homer for the Rays.

''It's hard to not think about the situation,'' Ramos said. ''We have houses over there - all our families are from Florida, too.''

Alex Colome pitched a perfect ninth to complete a five-hitter and earn his major-league leading 43rd save in 48 chances.

Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello was dealt his major league-leading 17th loss, the victim of poor run support once again.

Porcello (9-17) took a 1-0 lead into the fifth, when Ramos and Evan Longoria hit RBI singles. Boston has scored two runs or fewer 18 times in 30 starts while Porcello was in the game. He gave up five hits in five innings.

''In the fifth inning, obviously, there were some things I'd like to correct, but overall it wasn't bad,'' Porcello said.

Ramos homered in the sixth off Brandon Workman, a drive that just cleared the center field wall, and Duda went deep in the seventh against Robby Scott.

Tampa Bay stopped Boston's four-game winning streak, and the Red Sox lead over the second-place Yankees in the AL East was cut to 3 1/2 games.

Christian Vazquez hit a run-scoring single in the first for Boston.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: OF Steven Souza Jr. missed his second straight game with a bruised left knee that forced him out Friday after he ran into a wall along the right-field line. ... Ramos, Tampa Bay's catcher, took a foul tip off the top of his left foot.

Red Sox: INF Eduardo Nunez was sidelined with a bruised right knee sustained on a headfirst slide on Saturday. Farrell said Nunez was sore but expected back Tuesday. ... Farrell said the LHP Dave Price (left elbow inflammation) felt fine after his two-inning simulated game Saturday is likely to pitch three innings in a simulated game on Wednesday. ... Hanley Ramirez got the day off.

CLOSE ONE

Vazquez was called out by plate umpire Brian O'Nora when he tagged up and tried to score on Sam Travis' second-inning fly to right fielder Mallex Smith. The call stood on a video review, though on replays it appeared one of Vazquez's legs touched the plate before Ramos' tag.

HELPING OUT

Players of the Boston Bruins, Red Sox, Rays and Florida Panthers were at gates collecting donations for support of relief efforts that may be needed because of Irma. The Panthers are training in the area with their AHL affiliate.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (8-7, 4.58 ERA) is slated to face Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (11-5, 3.91) on Monday when the teams open a three-game series at New York's Citi Field. The series was moved from Florida to the Mets' ballpark because of Irma.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-5, 4.33) is set to face LHP Sean Manaea (10-9, 4.33) when Boston opens a three-game series Tuesday against visiting Oakland. Rodriguez is 0-4 in his last 11 starts.

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RaysTB71-73
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Red SoxBOS81-62
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  • W: A. Cobb (11-9)L: R. Porcello (9-17)S: A. Colome (43)
  • HR: TB - L. Duda (29), W. Ramos (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Kiermaier CF50100031.278.341.447.788-0.5
L. Duda 1B51211022.232.337.536.8747.0
E. Longoria 3B50110011.265.320.433.7531.5
L. Morrison DH10000310.248.355.529.8842.5
C. Dickerson LF40000026.280.325.499.824-1.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000013.245.273.366.639-0.5
B. Miller 2B41200000.195.333.322.6554.0
W. Ramos C42321000.238.271.387.65810.0
M. Smith RF30000001.268.329.359.6890.0
P. Bourjos RF10000012.224.273.385.658-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    X. Bogaerts SS40000011.266.328.394.722-0.5
    A. Benintendi LF40100021.274.356.432.7880.0
    M. Betts RF30000111.261.342.433.7750.5
    M. Moreland DH31000102.248.331.432.7642.0
    R. Devers 3B40000002.300.360.513.8730.0
    C. Vazquez C40210010.293.336.407.7422.5
    B. Holt 2B20000101.174.283.211.4943.0
    S. Travis 1B30100002.308.390.423.8131.0
    J. Bradley CF30100021.256.334.421.7550.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Duda (26), B. Miller (11)
      • HR - L. Duda (29), W. Ramos (7)
      • RBI - L. Duda (60), E. Longoria (78), W. Ramos 2 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (26), W. Ramos (11)
      BATTING
      • RBI - C. Vazquez (28)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Holt (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Smith (2)
      • DP - A. Hechavarria, W. Ramos, M. Smith, L. Duda
      • E - L. Duda (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - S. Travis, X. Bogaerts
      • E - R. Devers (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (W, 11-9)5.04113503.591.2116.5
      D. Jennings (H, 12)1.00000003.791.403.0
      S. Cishek (H, 13)1.01000102.370.952.5
      T. Hunter (H, 23)1.00000002.420.943.0
      A. Colome (S, 43)1.00000103.021.1610.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (W, 11-9)5.0
      D. Jennings (H, 12)1.0
      S. Cishek (H, 13)1.0
      T. Hunter (H, 23)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 43)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 9-17)5.05223404.641.402.0
      B. Workman1.01110012.381.091.0
      R. Scott0.11110114.051.05-1.5
      A. Reed0.20000103.171.040.5
      F. Abad0.21000102.681.17-0.5
      M. Barnes0.11000103.901.25-0.5
      C. Kimbrel1.00000301.500.674.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 93-59, D. Jennings 6-4, S. Cishek 21-14, T. Hunter 11-8, A. Colome 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-1, D. Jennings 2-0, S. Cishek 1-1, T. Hunter 1-2, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 21, D. Jennings 2, S. Cishek 4, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 95-60, B. Workman 9-6, R. Scott 8-5, A. Reed 5-4, F. Abad 11-9, M. Barnes 5-4, C. Kimbrel 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-5, B. Workman 1-2, A. Reed 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 23, B. Workman 4, R. Scott 2, A. Reed 2, F. Abad 3, M. Barnes 2, C. Kimbrel 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      RaysTB71-73
      000021100491
      Red SoxBOS81-62
      010000000151
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Kiermaier CF50100031.278.341.447.788-0.5
      L. Duda 1B51211022.232.337.536.8747.0
      E. Longoria 3B50110011.265.320.433.7531.5
      L. Morrison DH10000310.248.355.529.8842.5
      C. Dickerson LF40000026.280.325.499.824-1.0
      A. Hechavarria SS40000013.245.273.366.639-0.5
      B. Miller 2B41200000.195.333.322.6554.0
      W. Ramos C42321000.238.271.387.65810.0
      M. Smith RF30000001.268.329.359.6890.0
      P. Bourjos RF10000012.224.273.385.658-0.5
      Total36494231116-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        X. Bogaerts SS40000011.266.328.394.722-0.5
        A. Benintendi LF40100021.274.356.432.7880.0
        M. Betts RF30000111.261.342.433.7750.5
        M. Moreland DH31000102.248.331.432.7642.0
        R. Devers 3B40000002.300.360.513.8730.0
        C. Vazquez C40210010.293.336.407.7422.5
        B. Holt 2B20000101.174.283.211.4943.0
        S. Travis 1B30100002.308.390.423.8131.0
        J. Bradley CF30100021.256.334.421.7550.0
        Total3015103711-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - L. Duda (26), B. Miller (11)
          • HR - L. Duda (29), W. Ramos (7)
          • RBI - L. Duda (60), E. Longoria (78), W. Ramos 2 (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (26), W. Ramos (11)
          BATTING
          • RBI - C. Vazquez (28)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Holt (2)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Smith (2)
          • DP - A. Hechavarria, W. Ramos, M. Smith, L. Duda
          • E - L. Duda (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - S. Travis, X. Bogaerts
          • E - R. Devers (8)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (W, 11-9)5.04113503.591.2116.5
          D. Jennings (H, 12)1.00000003.791.403.0
          S. Cishek (H, 13)1.01000102.370.952.5
          T. Hunter (H, 23)1.00000002.420.943.0
          A. Colome (S, 43)1.00000103.021.1610.5
          Total9.0511370---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (W, 11-9)5.0
          D. Jennings (H, 12)1.0
          S. Cishek (H, 13)1.0
          T. Hunter (H, 23)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 43)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (L, 9-17)5.05223404.641.402.0
          B. Workman1.01110012.381.091.0
          R. Scott0.11110114.051.05-1.5
          A. Reed0.20000103.171.040.5
          F. Abad0.21000102.681.17-0.5
          M. Barnes0.11000103.901.25-0.5
          C. Kimbrel1.00000301.500.674.5
          Total9.09443112---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (L, 9-17)5.0
          B. Workman1.0
          R. Scott0.1
          A. Reed0.2
          F. Abad0.2
          M. Barnes0.1
          C. Kimbrel1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 93-59, D. Jennings 6-4, S. Cishek 21-14, T. Hunter 11-8, A. Colome 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 8-1, D. Jennings 2-0, S. Cishek 1-1, T. Hunter 1-2, A. Colome 2-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 21, D. Jennings 2, S. Cishek 4, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 95-60, B. Workman 9-6, R. Scott 8-5, A. Reed 5-4, F. Abad 11-9, M. Barnes 5-4, C. Kimbrel 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-5, B. Workman 1-2, A. Reed 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 23, B. Workman 4, R. Scott 2, A. Reed 2, F. Abad 3, M. Barnes 2, C. Kimbrel 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Duda homered to center41
          • 6TH INNING
            Ramos homered to center31
          • 5TH INNING
            Longoria singled to deep right, Ramos scored, Kiermaier to third21
            Ramos singled to right, Miller scored11
          • 2ND INNING
            Vazquez singled to right center, Moreland scored, Vazquez to third on 1st baseman Duda fielding error01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Craig Kimbrel relieved Matt Barnes
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Tommy Hunter
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Devers grounded out to second
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Vazquez struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Fernando Abad relieved Addison Reed
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dickerson lined out to second
            • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • B. Miller: Foul, Miller singled to center
            • Matt Barnes relieved Fernando Abad
            • W. Ramos: Ramos singled to center, Miller to second
            • P. Bourjos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bourjos struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Hunter relieved Steve Cishek
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts flied out to center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to first
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Robby Scott relieved Brandon Workman
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Duda homered to center
            • Addison Reed relieved Robby Scott
            • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Morrison: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Steve Cishek relieved Dan Jennings
            • Peter Bourjos in right
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez flied out to right
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Holt grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Travis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Travis singled to right
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Brandon Workman relieved Rick Porcello
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria flied out to deep center
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Miller lined out to center
            • W. Ramos: Ramos homered to center
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi singled to center
            • M. Betts: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Benintendi to second
            • Dan Jennings relieved Alex Cobb
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded into double play shortstop to first, Benintendi to third, Betts out at second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Devers grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Miller doubled to deep left
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramos singled to right, Miller scored
            • M. Smith: Foul, Foul, Smith flied out to left
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier singled to center, Ramos to second
            • L. Duda: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Duda struck out on foul tip
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to deep right, Ramos scored, Kiermaier to third
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Morrison walked, Longoria to second
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Dickerson flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • S. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Duda doubled to deep right
            • E. Longoria: Longoria popped out to second
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morrison walked
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Devers grounded out to first
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Vazquez singled to center
            • B. Holt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Holt grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • B. Miller: Miller flied out to deep center
            • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Smith safe at first on 3rd baseman Devers fielding error
            • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley singled to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to third, Bradley to second
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Morrison walked
            • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria grounded into double play shortstop to first, Morrison out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Devers grounded out to second, Moreland to second
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez singled to right center, Moreland scored, Vazquez to third on 1st baseman Duda fielding error
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked
            • S. Travis: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt stole second, Foul, Travis flied into double play right to catcher, Vazquez out at home
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duda flied out to deep center
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)