IN BRIEF: J.D. Martinez's first home run of the season was a bright spot, but the Red Sox pitching staff was not as they dropped Game 1 of their series vs. the Rays on Monday night. Boston used six different pitchers in the loss and none of them had an answer for Tampa Bay as they allowed a combined 16 hits and eight walks.
Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki had a nice night for the Red Sox with three hits and two RBIs, while Jonathan Arauz collected his first three MLB hits and two RBIs.
RED SOX RECORD: 6-10
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J.D. snaps the slump
Kiermaier robs Arauz
— FOX Sports Sun: Rays (@FOXSportsRays) August 11, 2020
Arauz notches first MLB hit
Jonathan Araúz picked up his first career hit tonight at Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/7JjuuBS4B7
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 11, 2020
Choi puts Rays ahead
Rays pile it on
Confirmed, the #1 center fielder pic.twitter.com/omB0n0RWRm
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 11, 2020
vs. Rays, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., NESN
vs. Rays, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., NESN