Lowe's 2 HRs, Snell's start carries Rays past Red Sox, 6-1

BOSTON (AP) Brandon Lowe hardly looks like he has the build of someone that hit two balls as deep as he did in Fenway Park.

He even surprised his own team.

Lowe hit a pair of solo homers into the center-field bleachers that totaled 890 feet, Blake Snell baffled Boston's lineup and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday to take three of four from the World Series champions.

''Everyone was like: `How'd you hit a ball that far?''' the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Lowe said after driving balls 455 feet in the sixth and 435 feet in the seventh. ''I squared it up and the wind was blowing out a little bit. We'll say the wind had some carry on it.''

There was actually only a slight breeze blowing in at game time.

Guillermo Heredia and Yandy Diaz also hit solo shots, and Lowe added an RBI single for Tampa Bay, which at 40-24 matched its season-high at 16 games over .500. Diaz had four hits.

Lowe homered on Eduardo Rodriguez's first pitch of the sixth. Diaz led off the seventh with a drive into the Monster seats and Lowe connected off Marcus Walden later in the inning for his 13th home run this season.

''Where he hit those two balls, not many guys hit them,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''Watching some of the Red Sox players from some past years, they don't hit it up there often. He hit it to the deepest part of the ballpark, and they were both no-doubters.''

Snell (4-5) became the third Rays starter to hold Boston to two runs or fewer in the series after Yonny Chirinos and Ryan Yarbrough.

''They're a good team,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said. ''They can pitch, they can play defense. I've been saying it all along, it's a complete team.''

Snell battled through two tough opening innings, allowing one run and five hits over six innings with seven strikeouts. With runners on second and third in the first, the AL Cy Young Award winner stuck out the next three batters swinging with sharp, breaking curveballs.

''These guys have a track record of being good pitching-wise and they came here and did what they normally do,'' Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts said.

Rodriguez (6-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Tampa Bay's first four batters singled, and the Rays took a 2-0 lead on Lowe's RBI single and Travis d'Arnaud's sacrifice fly.

Heredia homered into the Green Monster seats in the second.

Boston got the first two runners on in the opening two innings but scored just a run on Marco Hernandez's RBI single in the second.

After Lowe's second, some fans tried to change the mood in Fenway, chanting ''We Want the Cup!'' ahead of the Bruins' Game 6 against St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night. They broke into ''Let's Go Bruins!'' cheers later.

ROAD SUCCESS

Tampa Bay has a 23-10 road record following a 5-2 trip.

NICE START

Tampa Bay reached 40 wins in its initial 64 games for only the second time in its history after doing it in 62 games in 2010.

NOT THIS TIME

Boston had gone 9-1 in Rodriguez's previous 10 starts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: OF Tommy Pham returned to the lineup after leaving Saturday's first game of the DH when he was hit by a pitch on the right wrist.

Red Sox: Slugger J.D. Martinez missed his fourth straight game with back tightness. Cora said that he was ''feeling better, but he's not ready to play.'' . Cora also said RHP Nathan Eovaldi had ''a little bicep soreness'' and was going to back off as he continues rehab from surgery to remove loose body in his right elbow in late April. ... 3B Rafael Devers and LF Andrew Benintendi both had the day off.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Charlie Morton (7-0, 2.30 ERA) brings the longest active unbeaten streak in the majors at 20 starts into Monday's series opener at home against Oakland. He is 10-0 since last August.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (2-7, 3.84) looks to build off his strong start the last time out Monday against Texas. He had a complete-game victory over Kansas City Wednesday and recorded his second immaculate inning of the season, joining Lefty Grove (1928) as the only to do it twice in a year.

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  • W: B. Snell (4-5)L: E. Rodriguez (6-4)
  • HR: TB - Y. Diaz (10), G. Heredia (2), B. Lowe 2 (13)
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M. Betts RF50100024.267.382.450.8320.0
C. Vazquez DH30000112.276.322.459.7810.5
X. Bogaerts SS30000112.291.374.516.8900.5
M. Chavis 1B40000034.247.333.453.786-1.5
E. Nunez 3B40000024.221.239.301.540-1.0
S. Travis LF41100012.211.211.211.4211.5
J. Bradley CF40200010.196.298.333.6311.5
S. Leon C40200013.226.300.355.6551.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (3)
    • HR - Y. Diaz (10), B. Lowe 2 (13), G. Heredia (2)
    • SF - T. d'Arnaud (2)
    • RBI - Y. Diaz (24), B. Lowe 3 (41), T. d'Arnaud (13), G. Heredia (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, B. Lowe 2 (2), W. Adames, C. Arroyo 3 (3), J. Choi 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bradley (11)
    • RBI - M. Hernandez (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Hernandez
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), C. Vazquez 2 (2), E. Nunez 2 (2), S. Travis 2 (2), S. Leon
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Bradley
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Garcia (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Travis
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Snell (W, 4-5)6.05111703.501.1024.5
    O. Drake2.02001400.960.755.0
    A. Kolarek1.01000104.151.482.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Snell (W, 4-5)6.0
    O. Drake2.0
    A. Kolarek1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)5.27442725.001.390.5
    H. Hembree0.10000102.631.170.5
    M. Walden0.13220022.500.94-5.0
    C. Brewer1.23000204.881.771.0
    R. Brasier1.01000103.581.052.5
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)5.2
    H. Hembree0.1
    M. Walden0.1
    C. Brewer1.2
    R. Brasier1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Snell (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 105-65, O. Drake 38-24, A. Kolarek 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-6, A. Kolarek 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, O. Drake 9, A. Kolarek 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - H. Hembree
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 101-62, H. Hembree 6-3, M. Walden 15-10, C. Brewer 29-19, R. Brasier 14-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 6-3, M. Walden 1-0, C. Brewer 3-0, R. Brasier 1-1
    • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 25, H. Hembree 2, M. Walden 4, C. Brewer 8, R. Brasier 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Pham LF50100013.286.400.456.8560.5
    B. Lowe 1B-2B53332022.288.342.544.88614.0
    A. Garcia RF40200100.300.356.512.8673.0
    T. d'Arnaud C40210011.205.273.359.6323.5
    W. Adames SS50000045.242.309.377.686-2.0
    C. Arroyo 3B40000103.196.288.370.6581.0
    G. Heredia CF31111000.263.356.408.7647.0
    D. Robertson 2B20000010.204.304.287.591-0.5
    a- J. Choi PH-1B20100013.283.360.440.8000.5
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    C. Vazquez DH30000112.276.322.459.7810.5
    X. Bogaerts SS30000112.291.374.516.8900.5
    M. Chavis 1B40000034.247.333.453.786-1.5
    E. Nunez 3B40000024.221.239.301.540-1.0
    S. Travis LF41100012.211.211.211.4211.5
    J. Bradley CF40200010.196.298.333.6311.5
    S. Leon C40200013.226.300.355.6551.5
    M. Hernandez 2B40210001.444.444.6671.1113.0
    E. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (3)
      • HR - Y. Diaz (10), B. Lowe 2 (13), G. Heredia (2)
      • SF - T. d'Arnaud (2)
      • RBI - Y. Diaz (24), B. Lowe 3 (41), T. d'Arnaud (13), G. Heredia (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, B. Lowe 2 (2), W. Adames, C. Arroyo 3 (3), J. Choi 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley (11)
      • RBI - M. Hernandez (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Hernandez
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts 2 (2), C. Vazquez 2 (2), E. Nunez 2 (2), S. Travis 2 (2), S. Leon
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Bradley
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Garcia (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Travis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell (W, 4-5)6.05111703.501.1024.5
      O. Drake2.02001400.960.755.0
      A. Kolarek1.01000104.151.482.5
      Total9.08112120---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell (W, 4-5)6.0
      O. Drake2.0
      A. Kolarek1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)5.27442725.001.390.5
      H. Hembree0.10000102.631.170.5
      M. Walden0.13220022.500.94-5.0
      C. Brewer1.23000204.881.771.0
      R. Brasier1.01000103.581.052.5
      Total9.014662114---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Rodriguez (L, 6-4)5.2
      H. Hembree0.1
      M. Walden0.1
      C. Brewer1.2
      R. Brasier1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Snell (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 105-65, O. Drake 38-24, A. Kolarek 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 5-6, A. Kolarek 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, O. Drake 9, A. Kolarek 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - H. Hembree
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Rodriguez 101-62, H. Hembree 6-3, M. Walden 15-10, C. Brewer 29-19, R. Brasier 14-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Rodriguez 6-3, M. Walden 1-0, C. Brewer 3-0, R. Brasier 1-1
      • Batters Faced - E. Rodriguez 25, H. Hembree 2, M. Walden 4, C. Brewer 8, R. Brasier 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Lowe homered to center61
        Diaz homered to left center51
      • 6TH INNING
        Lowe homered to center41
      • 2ND INNING
        Hernandez singled to left center, Travis scored31
        Heredia homered to left30
      • 1ST INNING
        d'Arnaud hit sacrifice fly to right, Lowe scored20
        Lowe singled to right, Diaz scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Brasier relieved Colten Brewer
        • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to third
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Foul, d'Arnaud doubled to deep center
        • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • C. Arroyo: Foul, Arroyo flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Adam Kolarek relieved Oliver Drake
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to second
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon singled to left
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Leon to second, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to third, Leon to third
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Brewer Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Heredia grounded out to third
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Choi singled to center
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz singled to deep left, Choi to second
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Choi out at third, Diaz to second
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • O. Drake Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts walked
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Chavis popped out to second
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Travis struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Marcus Walden relieved Heath Hembree
        • Y. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Diaz homered to left center
        • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Foul, Pham grounded out to third
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Lowe homered to center
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia singled to left
        • Colten Brewer relieved Marcus Walden
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud singled to shallow left center, Garcia to second
        • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • C. Arroyo: Ball, Strike swinging, Arroyo reached on fielder's choice to third, Garcia out at third
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Oliver Drake relieved Blake Snell
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Bradley struck out on foul tip
        • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Leon singled to center
        • M. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez singled to right, Leon to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Strike looking, Vazquez popped out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • B. Lowe: Lowe homered to center
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, d'Arnaud struck out looking
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adames lined out to right
        • C. Arroyo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arroyo walked, Garcia to second
        • Heath Hembree relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Heredia hit by pitch, Garcia to third, Arroyo to second
        • Ji-Man Choi hit for Daniel Robertson
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts safe at first on right fielder Garcia fielding error
        • M. Chavis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez lined out to center
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Heredia flied out to deep left
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Robertson struck out looking
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to shallow center
        • T. Pham: Ball, Pham reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Diaz out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts popped out to shortstop
        • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Adames: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • C. Arroyo: Foul, Ball, Arroyo grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to second
        • S. Travis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Travis grounded out to third
        • J. Bradley: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bradley doubled to deep right
        • S. Leon: Foul, Leon flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
        • A. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts flied out to deep right
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Chavis struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Arroyo grounded out to first
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia homered to left
        • D. Robertson: Robertson grounded out to second
        • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Travis singled to right center
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley singled to right, Travis to third
        • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • M. Hernandez: Ball, Bradley caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Hernandez singled to left center, Travis scored
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Rodriguez Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Foul, Diaz singled to left
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham singled to deep left, Diaz to third, Pham out at second
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowe singled to right, Diaz scored
        • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to right center, Lowe to third
        • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, d'Arnaud hit sacrifice fly to right, Lowe scored
        • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to right center
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vazquez walked, Betts to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts to third, Vazquez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • M. Chavis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chavis struck out swinging
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)