TB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bos 1 2 4 0 0 2 2 0 X 11
Date of game: 9/25/2014

Recap: Boston vs. Tampa Bay

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Christian Vazquez smacked a two-run homer among his four hits, three RBI and two runs scored as the Boston Red Sox routed the Tampa Bay Rays, 11-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Rusney Castillo belted a three-run shot for his first career homer for Boston, which has won four of its last six games. Allen Webster (5-3) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk over seven innings to notch the win.

"A lot of very good at-bats, particularly at the bottom of the order," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Jeremy Hellickson (1-5) surrendered six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 2 1/3 frames for the Rays, who have dropped five of their last seven contests.

The game was tied 1-1 heading into the home second, before the Red Sox plated two runs in the inning and four more in the third to surge ahead.

Vazquez whacked his no-doubt two-run blast off the Auto Insurance banner down the left-field line to break the tie, and Yoenis Cespedes scored on an error in the third for a 4-1 Boston lead.

Later in the frame, Castillo launched a fastball over the heart of the plate from Steve Geltz into the front row of seats atop the Green Monster in left- center for his three-run shot, giving the Red Sox a 7-1 margin.

Boston pushed across two more runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings.

Mookie Betts had an RBI double and Cespedes added a run-scoring groundout in and sixth, while Bryce Brentz hit an RBI single and Vazquez ripped a run- scoring double in the seventh to make it 11-1.

Daniel Nava's sacrifice fly that plated Betts in the first inning opened the scoring. Ben Zobrist's RBI base hit in the second knotted the game at 1-1 for Tampa Bay.

Game Notes

The Red Sox went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, while Tampa Bay finished 1-for-4 ... Boston outscored Tampa Bay by a 24-10 margin for the series ... The Rays still won the season series between the teams, 10-9.

Kelly looking to UNH for inspiration

When Tim Tebow was brought in to Philadelphia for a workout with the Eagles several weeks ago, the popular answer to the question "Why?" was largely that it was a public relations stunt.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Busch moving beyond his troubled past

Kurt Busch's win in Sunday's rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway was exactly what he needed after his recent NASCAR suspension and legal issues.

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Draft Preview

With Eric Berry still battling against Hodgkin lymphoma, the Chiefs could use help on the back end and Landon Collins is the one safety in this draft who had carried a first- round grade throughout the process.

Marlins designate Saltalamacchia for assignment

Immediately after being reinstated from the paternity leave list, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins on Monday.

Conley undergoes surgery, return uncertain

The Memphis Grizzlies announced that starting point guard Mike Conley underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a facial fracture, though how much time he'll miss during the team's playoff run has yet to be determined.

Top Shelf: Hitch's last stand

It may take some time before the St. Louis Blues actually announce their coaching plans for next season, but there isn't anything to think about.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.