It was another four-game set for the Red Sox against the Rays this weekend. Same amount of games, different results, as the Red Sox earned a series split winning the book end games of the series. On Thursday, Mike Kickham went four innings allowing two earned runs and striking out eight. Bobby Dalbec also added a homer, his sixth on the season and his fifth consecutive game with a dinger. Moving on to Friday, the Red Sox were dominated in all facets of the game as Blake Snell tore into the Sox bats and the Sox bullpen imploded with 10 of 11 runs coming off of Matt Hall, Robinson Leyer and Robert Stock, none of whom have yet to find their footing.
Nathan Eovaldi did indeed make his return from the injured for Saturday’s game and looked good considering the circumstance and the opponent, going three innings while only allowing one run, no walks, and 4 strikeouts. Chris Mazza followed with some par-for-the-course results, allowing three runs over three innings as the Red Sox dropped game three 5-4. The Red Sox took the final game of the series with a bounce back start from Martín Pérez who went 5 innings, striking out six, walking two and allowing two earned runs. Christian Arroyo added a homer capping a solid series for the newcomer.
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