Snell goes 6 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Blake Snell had another strong outing against Boston - something that is becoming a regular occurrence for the Tampa Bay lefty.

Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night.

Snell (6-3) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out eight to improve to 2-0 in three starts against Boston this season. He gave up two runs and 11 hits in 19 innings.

''Blake, you know, looks good against them,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''Really, really good performance.''

Snell gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings in a 4-3 road victory over Boston April 27. He had a no-decision March 30, going 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Boston's 1-0 win.

''Every start, I want to be aggressive,'' said Snell, who is 3-1 with an 0.86 ERA in five home starts.

Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and Rafael Devers had an RBI double off Matt Andriese in the ninth as Boston got within three runs. But, Alex Colome retired Sandy Leon on a two-out grounder with Devers on second to get his 11th save.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello (6-2) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs - four earned - and eight hits. He threw 92 pitches.

''Anytime I've struggled this year it's been a result of falling behind hitters,'' Porcello said. ''That's what happened tonight. I got into some bad counts, and you get hurt by that.''

Boston (34-16) dropped to 9-4 against the Rays this year.

The Rays took a 5-0 lead after two innings, helped by a pair of Boston miscues.

Denard Span scored the first of two runs during the first when Leon was charged with an error for dropping Porcello's throw home on Ramos' bases-loaded comebacker. Brad Miller added a sacrifice fly.

Ramos had a bases-loaded two-run single in the second that also saw Matt Duffy score a third run from first base when right fielder Mookie Betts picked up an error for an errant throw back to the infield.

Duffy put Tampa Bay up 6-0 on a third-inning RBI single.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: RHP Hector Velazquez (strained lower back) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and LHP Bobby Poyner was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rays: OF Carlos Gomez (strained right hamstring) will play at extended spring training Friday and could return by Sunday.

DUSTIN'S DAY

2B Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Pedroia's return will come exactly seven months after cartilage-restoration surgery on his left knee.

DISAPPEARING ACT

Span stayed in the game in the fourth after falling into the front-row seats in the left-field corner attempting to catch Moreland's foul ball. He was briefly out of view behind the wall before getting up and returning to the playing field. ''Going into the stands means a lot to me,'' Snell said of the outfielder's effort. Span also went over the wall on a foul drive by Devers in the ninth. ''I went 0 for 2,'' Span said with a laugh.

SHORT STAY

Rays sent SS prospect Willy Adames back to Triple-A Durham after filling in while INF Joey Wendle was on paternity leave. Adames homered off Boston ace Chris Sale in his big league debut Tuesday. ''He looks the part,'' Cash said. ''A lot to be excited about.''

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-1) will go against Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran (4-1) Friday night in the first of three games at Fenway Park.

Rays: Reliever Sergio Romo (1-0) is scheduled to start Friday night against Baltimore in the first of three ''bullpen days.'' The right-hander is also slated to start the series finale Sunday.

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  • W: B. Snell (6-3)L: R. Porcello (6-2)S: A. Colome (11)
  • HR: BOS - M. Moreland (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40100011.362.436.7511.1882.5
H. Ramirez DH40000031.254.313.395.708-1.5
J. Martinez LF40000011.328.383.6451.029-0.5
M. Moreland 1B41111011.311.390.6121.0015.5
X. Bogaerts SS30000110.286.329.519.8470.5
E. Nunez 2B42200011.249.267.370.6374.5
R. Devers 3B30110110.237.294.430.7243.5
S. Leon C40200011.233.292.300.5921.5
J. Bradley CF30000013.174.268.261.528-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF33200200.238.364.385.74910.0
    C. Cron DH41100124.271.325.489.8152.0
    M. Duffy 3B41210012.317.360.417.7774.5
    W. Ramos C40320002.301.342.462.8045.0
    B. Miller 1B30110013.248.316.405.7211.5
    D. Robertson 2B30100100.269.417.454.8712.0
    M. Smith CF40100004.293.359.393.7523.0
    J. Field RF40000011.280.316.493.810-0.5
    W. Adames SS41100001.167.167.417.5832.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Nunez (12), R. Devers (9)
      • HR - M. Moreland (7)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (22), R. Devers (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Span (7)
      • SF - B. Miller (2)
      • RBI - M. Duffy (15), W. Ramos 2 (24), B. Miller (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Duffy (3), W. Ramos 2 (13)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Betts (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Span (6), M. Smith (11)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Porcello-Leon-Moreland; Moreland-Bogaerts)
      • E - M. Betts, S. Leon
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Duffy-Robertson-Miller)
      • E - B. Miller
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 6-2)3.28642203.741.14-9.0
      B. Johnson2.14000205.181.483.0
      H. Velazquez1.00001002.031.242.0
      S. Wright1.00001104.501.382.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 6-2)3.2
      B. Johnson2.1
      H. Velazquez1.0
      S. Wright1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (W, 6-3)6.03002802.781.0227.0
      M. Andriese2.24320313.451.091.5
      A. Colome (S, 11)0.10000004.151.487.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (W, 6-3)6.0
      M. Andriese2.2
      A. Colome (S, 11)0.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 92-54, B. Johnson 37-24, H. Velazquez 15-9, S. Wright 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-3, B. Johnson 2-2, H. Velazquez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 22, B. Johnson 10, H. Velazquez 3, S. Wright 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 101-63, M. Andriese 45-34, A. Colome 2-1
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-4, M. Andriese 3-2, A. Colome 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 22, M. Andriese 12, A. Colome
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100011.362.436.7511.1882.5
      H. Ramirez DH40000031.254.313.395.708-1.5
      J. Martinez LF40000011.328.383.6451.029-0.5
      M. Moreland 1B41111011.311.390.6121.0015.5
      X. Bogaerts SS30000110.286.329.519.8470.5
      E. Nunez 2B42200011.249.267.370.6374.5
      R. Devers 3B30110110.237.294.430.7243.5
      S. Leon C40200011.233.292.300.5921.5
      J. Bradley CF30000013.174.268.261.528-0.5
      Total3337212119-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Span LF33200200.238.364.385.74910.0
        C. Cron DH41100124.271.325.489.8152.0
        M. Duffy 3B41210012.317.360.417.7774.5
        W. Ramos C40320002.301.342.462.8045.0
        B. Miller 1B30110013.248.316.405.7211.5
        D. Robertson 2B30100100.269.417.454.8712.0
        M. Smith CF40100004.293.359.393.7523.0
        J. Field RF40000011.280.316.493.810-0.5
        W. Adames SS41100001.167.167.417.5832.0
        Total33612404517-----
        HITTERSAB
        D. Span LF3
        C. Cron DH4
        M. Duffy 3B4
        W. Ramos C4
        B. Miller 1B3
        D. Robertson 2B3
        M. Smith CF4
        J. Field RF4
        W. Adames SS4
        Total33
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Nunez (12), R. Devers (9)
          • HR - M. Moreland (7)
          • RBI - M. Moreland (22), R. Devers (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Devers (7)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Span (7)
          • SF - B. Miller (2)
          • RBI - M. Duffy (15), W. Ramos 2 (24), B. Miller (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Duffy (3), W. Ramos 2 (13)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Betts (12)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. Span (6), M. Smith (11)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Porcello-Leon-Moreland; Moreland-Bogaerts)
          • E - M. Betts, S. Leon
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Duffy-Robertson-Miller)
          • E - B. Miller
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Porcello (L, 6-2)3.28642203.741.14-9.0
          B. Johnson2.14000205.181.483.0
          H. Velazquez1.00001002.031.242.0
          S. Wright1.00001104.501.382.5
          Total8.01264450---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Porcello (L, 6-2)3.2
          B. Johnson2.1
          H. Velazquez1.0
          S. Wright1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Snell (W, 6-3)6.03002802.781.0227.0
          M. Andriese2.24320313.451.091.5
          A. Colome (S, 11)0.10000004.151.487.0
          Total9.07322111---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Snell (W, 6-3)6.0
          M. Andriese2.2
          A. Colome (S, 11)0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Porcello (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 92-54, B. Johnson 37-24, H. Velazquez 15-9, S. Wright 18-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 6-3, B. Johnson 2-2, H. Velazquez 1-1
          • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 22, B. Johnson 10, H. Velazquez 3, S. Wright 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 101-63, M. Andriese 45-34, A. Colome 2-1
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-4, M. Andriese 3-2, A. Colome 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Snell 22, M. Andriese 12, A. Colome
          • 9TH INNING
            Devers doubled to deep right, Nunez scored36
            Moreland homered to right center26
          • 7TH INNING
            Devers grounded out to third, Nunez scored on 1st baseman Miller fielding error16
          • 4TH INNING
            Duffy singled to center, Span scored06
          • 2ND INNING
            Ramos singled to right, Adames, Span and Duffy scored on right fielder Betts fielding error05
          • 1ST INNING
            Miller hit sacrifice fly to center, Cron scored02
            Ramos reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Span scored, Cron to third, Duffy to second on catcher Leon fielding error01
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Andriese Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Martinez flied out to deep right
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland homered to right center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Nunez singled to left
            • R. Devers: Ball, Nunez to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Devers doubled to deep right, Nunez scored
            • Alex Colome relieved Matt Andriese
            • S. Leon: Ball, Leon grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Andriese Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley flied out to deep left
            • M. Betts: Foul, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Steven Wright relieved Hector Velazquez
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Adames lined out to right
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked
            • C. Cron: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cron lined out to center
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Duffy struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Matt Andriese relieved Blake Snell
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Nunez doubled to left center
            • R. Devers: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Devers grounded out to third, Nunez scored on 1st baseman Miller fielding error
            • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Hector Velazquez relieved Brian Johnson
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robertson walked
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded into double play shortstop to first, Robertson out at second
            • J. Field: Strike swinging, Ball, Field popped out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to deep left
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Betts stole second
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Moreland lined out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Span grounded out to second
            • C. Cron: Ball, Cron singled to left center
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Duffy reached on fielder's choice to third, Cron out at second
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramos singled to center, Duffy to second
            • B. Miller: Miller reached on an infield single to second, Duffy out at home, Ramos to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded into double play third to second to first, Bogaerts out at second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers walked
            • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Leon reached on an infield single to second, Devers to second
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Robertson lined out to center
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith singled to left
            • J. Field: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Smith stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Field struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames flied out to deep right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Adames grounded out to first
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span singled to center
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Span stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • M. Duffy: Duffy singled to center, Span scored
            • W. Ramos: Ramos singled to right center, Duffy to second
            • Brian Johnson relieved Rick Porcello
            • B. Miller: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Leon singled to left
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bradley flied out to deep left
            • M. Betts: Betts lined out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Robertson grounded out to third
            • M. Smith: Smith grounded out to second
            • J. Field: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Field popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded out to third
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts lined out to second
            • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • J. Field: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Field grounded out to pitcher
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Adames reached on an infield single to third
            • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked, Adames to second
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cron struck out swinging
            • M. Duffy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Duffy hit by pitch, Adames to third, Span to second
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramos singled to right, Adames, Span and Duffy scored on right fielder Betts fielding error
            • B. Miller: Miller popped out to second
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Snell Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
            • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Porcello Pitching:
            • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Span doubled to left center
            • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cron walked
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Duffy reached on an infield single to shortstop, Span to third, Cron to second
            • W. Ramos: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramos reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Span scored, Cron to third, Duffy to second on catcher Leon fielding error
            • B. Miller: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miller hit sacrifice fly to center, Cron scored
            • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Robertson singled to left, Duffy to third, Ramos to second
            • M. Smith: Smith grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Duffy out at home
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)