Rays vs. Red Sox – Game Report – October 11, 2021


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Rays vs.  Red Sox - Game Report - October 11, 2021

BOSTON – BOSTON (AP) – Kiké Hernández gave the Red Sox the second straight win with a walk-off, allowing pinch-running back Danny Santana to score after hitting a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending Boston it advanced to the American League Championship Series with a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
After winning Game 3 of the divisional series on Sunday with a two-run homer by Christian Vázquez to end the game in the ninth, Boston took control of Game 4 to win consecutive games with a postseason walk-off for the first time. since games 4 and 5 of the 2004 Championship Series. Both were courtesy of David Ortiz against the Yankees.
Rafael Devers hit a three-run home run off rookie Shane McClanahan to unleash a five-run third inning that put Boston up 5-0. Tampa Bay fought to recover and tied for the eighth.
The Red Sox, who reached the playoffs as a wild card, await the winner of the divisional duel between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox.
Boston improved to 15-3 in series winners and has won each of its last eight. The Rays’ season ended abruptly. Tampa Bay was looking for back-to-back trips to the World Series after winning 100 games during the regular season and easily taking the AL East title.
For the Rays, Cubans Randy Arozarena 4-2 with an RBI; Yandy Diaz 4-0. The Dominicans Wander Franco 4-1 with one scored and two RBIs, Nelson Cruz 4-0.
For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Hernández 4-1 with an RBI, Christian Vázquez 4-2 with a run scored. The Dominicans Devers 4-3 with one scored and three RBIs, Danny Santana 0-0 with one scored.


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