BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Wilson Ramos went deep again and scored on Denard Span’s inside-the-park homer, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 12-6 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory.
It’s the longest win streak for Tampa Bay since taking nine in a row in July 2014. The resurgent Rays have won nine of 10 overall to move within one game of .500 at 12-13.
Johnny Field and Carlos Gomez also connected for Tampa Bay, and Matt Duffy finished with four hits. Field’s three-run drive in the ninth was his first career homer.
Ramos belted a two-run shot in the third against David Price, extending his homer streak to three games. Price was tagged with the loss and fell to 2-3 on the season, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits — including a pair of homers.
Boston right fielder Mookie Betts left the game in the top of the fifth with right hamstring tightness. He is listed as day-to-day.
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