Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hill And Papi Help Red Sox Squeak By Rays 6-5

(AP Photo)
Newly acquired third baseman Aaron Hill had two clutch hits and two RBIs and David Ortiz clouted his 21st HR of the year in a 6-5 Boston win over Tampa. Not to be outdone, suddenly surging LF Bryce Brentz (subbing for an injured Brock Holt) broke a sixth-inning tie with an RBI single. Hanley Ramirez also left the game with an injury. Sox starter Sean O'Sullivan came back down to Earth (after three wins) with a five-inning, four-run effort. Boston picked up a full game on the losing O's, but still sit in third place—two games out of first place.