Sale's 12 Ks help Sox down Rays

Sale's 12 Ks help Sox down Rays”

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, right, celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Sandy Leon, left, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Boston.

After yet another shaky defensive game at third base Friday night, when Josh Rutledge committed an error and had two other miscues in a Red Sox loss, Farrell changed it up by plugging Marrero into the hot corner, mainly for defensive purposes. His two-run homer came on a 0-and-2 pitch after hitters were only 2-for-30 with 21 strikeouts when down 0-and-2 to Sale. On Saturday, he limited the Rays to two hits - both homers - but the Red Sox offense more than bailed him out in a 6-3 victory.

Snell, 24, has struggled with command of his fastball and has repeatedly been working from behind in counts, which was a big issue for him again on Saturday as he dropped to 0-4 with a 4.71 ERA in eight starts. It's just more of the same from his time with the White Sox. But on an 0-2 pitch, Kevin Kiermaier connected on his 98 miles per hour fastball and smashed it to right field for a home run that gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead. David Price is expected to make a rehab start with Pawtucket on Sunday, but he won't be ready to return to the Red Sox for at least another few weeks.

Dominic Leone (1-0) got one out for the win as Toronto improved to 8-4 in May.

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Boston led 2-1 before Kiermaier hit a two-run shot on an 0-2 fastball with two out in the fifth. The Red Sox are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series, 20-6 in their last 26 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in Sales last 5 starts.

First base umpire Laz Diaz had to jump out of the way of a rolling bat that got away from Tampa Bay pinch hitter Brad Miller. The Tampa Bay Rays have now wo n10 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs.

The Red Sox and Rays are scheduled to close out their three-game series Sunday with a 1:35 p.m. Mother's Day showdown.

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