The Red Sox have struggled this season with the bases loaded, but after a great at bat by Benintendi, the Red Sox were able to bring in another run.
"With Papi leaving, we absolutely need Pablo to return to the form we've seen in the past", Henry said of the team's $95 million third base acquisition from the winter before the 2015 season.
RAYS 8, RANGERS 4 Logan Forsythe (Razorbacks) homered after missing four games because of back spasms, and host Tampa Bay beat Texas to take two of three from the AL West-leading Rangers.
Andrew Benintendi has been contributing to the team on a daily basis since his call up. The Rays had only four hits for the game. Despite Porcello not being the Red Sox ace he has been the best pitcher for the Red Sox and has helped them earn a playoff spot if the season were to end today and he belongs in the Cy Young conversation. At the last second he leapt up about three feet, reached out, and made the grab as the entire top half of his body went over the fence. The win pushed Boston into a tie for first place in the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays while the Rays fell for the second time in eight games.
"Pretty stunned", Souza said of the catch. "I wasn't sure it was going to get out until I saw J.D".
Blake Snell (4-6) allowed two runs and needed 94 pitches to get through 3 2-3 innings.
I'll cut to the chase: Price was extremely effective tonight.
Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings. Porcello is also 12-0 when he pitches at Fenway Park with a 2.96 era and only one time has he pitched at home without getting a win.
Price tamed his former Tampa Bay Rays teammates, throwing eight innings of two-hit, shutout baseball. The right-hander has faced the Rays 20 times in his 10-year career, totaling an 8-7 record with a 2.63 ERA. In the last 7 games the Rays are having quite the hot stretch at the plate, and their pitching seems to be decent as of late as well. Cole (0-1) went seven innings, providing some rest for Washington's overworked bullpen, and allowed four runs on five hits.
With well over 100 pitches, Price came out to pitch the eighth inning.
MARLINS 3, PIRATES 2 Christian Yelich homered in the first inning, Miami added two unearned runs and the Marlins rallied past visiting Pittsburgh. Finally, the recent This Week in Ray Baseball featured an interview with Brian Anderson, who has been impressed with Snell, seeing him as a young pitcher with a pretty sophisticated understanding of the game.