Bogaerts’ slam, 6 RBIs carries Red Sox past Rays 10-3

Xander Bogaerts kept up his powerful start that’s helped the Boston Red Sox get off on a fast run.
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On Saturday, a few more bats in the lineup joined in, too.

Bogaerts hit the first grand slam by a Boston player since the end of the 2016 season and drove in a career-best six runs to carry the Red Sox to a 10-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays for their seventh straight victory.

Tampa Bay infielder Daniel Robertson pitched a perfect eighth with a two flyouts and a popup, throwing seven strikes in 11 pitches.

Porcello (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits, striking out seven without allowing a walk over 7 1/3 innings. He retired 20 of 21 batters — and 17 in a row — after giving up two runs in the first.

Gabriel Dumont Womens Jersey Bogaerts’ two-run double helped erase a 2-0 deficit during a four-run first. In the second, his second career slam completely left Fenway Park over the Green Monster and came after Jake Faria (0-1) walked the bases full to make it 8-2.

Authentic Youth Anthony DeAngelo Jersey I really don’t think he wanted to throw me an offspeed (pitch) right there, Bogaerts said. I think the cold may have bothered him a little. I think he was a little bit erratic.

Faria gave up a career-high eight runs while getting just five outs. He only threw 34 strikes in 73 pitches.

It was 37 degrees at Doug Gilmour Womens Jersey gametime with a wind chill of 29. The previous recorded low in St. Louis was 38 degrees for the first pitch on April 16, 1961, against Cincinnati.

When you start thinking about the weather and stuff, you got to go through it, Martinez said. You’ve got a game to play. You’ve got to go out there and work and you’ve got to do everything for your team to win.

Martinez had a three-run homer and also singled in a run. His .357 average and eight RBI are team highs.

I’m feeling pretty good, he said. For me, I’m just going to go out there and try to help the team win. Whether it’s a play at first, running the bases or getting a big hit, whatever I’m capable to do I’m going to try and do it for the team.

Michael Wacha (1-1) outpitched Zack Greinke (0-1) despite matching a career high with five walks in the chilly weather. Four of Wacha’s passes came in the first two innings.

Wacha called it a grind.

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