The first game of the day-night doubleheader between the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays is finally in the books after a three-hour rain delay. Alfredo Aceves only surrendered one run in five innings and David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Red Sox improved to 8-2 against the Rays this season with a 5-1 victory at Fenway Park. Aceves had an interesting day getting to the ballpark as Red Sox manager John Farrell said the starter got here 15 minutes or so before the game due to traffic issues, prompting Franklin Morales to head to the bullpen before first pitch and before rain soaked the Greater Boston area. But Aceves was there to take the ball and he was solid as he has only allowed one earned run per start during his last three contests. Jacoby Ellsbury finished a home run shy of the cycle with a 3-for-5 showing, while Shane Victorino added a pair of hits out of the second hole.
Red Sox beat Rays 5-1 in rain delayed Game 1
Boston Herald | Jun 18