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Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring

Donnie Wahlberg right shakes hands with Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts left as Jenny McCarthy seated right looks on before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston Friday Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring
Kristopher Love | 21 April, 2017, 20:07

Wakefield, who now works with NESN, won 186 games with the Red Sox in 1995-2011. Betts last struck out on September 12, 2016.

Craig Kimbrel entered the game in the top of the ninth, attempting to notch his fourth save of the season.

It's nearly time for one of my favorite traditions in baseball: the 11 a.m. home game smack-dab in the middle of the Boston Marathon.

"My pitch was just to throw a sinker inside and I didn't miss", Nicasio said.

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez (7) celebrates with teammate Pablo Sandoval, right, after Sandoval hit a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Boston.

Boston Red Sox's Steven Wright pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston.

The only run off Sale came in the third inning, on a two-out RBI single by Evan Longoria, who came to the plate 1-for-22 lifetime with eight strikeouts against Sale.

Archer snapped a personal 11-game losing streak to the Red Sox while lowering his ERA to 2.21. If everyone else is hitting well, Young only needs to find a way to get on base to make a mark on the team. With no one pulling out to an early lead, what have the Red Sox shown so far this year that could help determine where they'll stand months from now?

Just like his previous two starts, Sale received nearly no run support. "It's one of those things where there's nothing that I'm going to experience that he's never gone through".

The bullpen has allowed 44 percent of its inherited runners to score, the fifth-worst percentage in the league. But the Red Sox scratched out the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Sandy Leon's bases-loaded RBI groundout and held on for a 2-1 victory, Sale's first win with his new team. Mookie betts would follow up with a single to extend Boston's lead to 4-2 in the inning. Manager Kevin Cash inserted Peterson in the eight hole as the designated hitter. "We wanted guys that had some history playing in the big leagues and Shane has that", Cash said of the club signing him during the offseason.

Ramirez got his first RBIs of the season, hitting a two-run double with the bases loaded off Juan Nicasio (0-2) that made it 3-all. It's just about patching it together a little longer and a little better until those options get back to 100 percent.

The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with "Boston" across the front instead of "Red Sox".

Fourteen-year-old Kerry Russell from Lynn had a special on-field moment while the Red Sox were taking BP.

Right-hander Chase Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday. LHP Brian Johnson is the "likely candidate" to replace Rodriguez as the starter Tuesday against Toronto, manager John Farrell said. He had allowed five earned runs or more in three of his five prior starts.

Everyone in the AL East can at least take solace in the historically awful start for Toronto Blue Jays.