Rays’ bats lively in victory over Boston

by Gary Shelton on August 29, 2022

in general

Monday, 4 a.m.

When it comes to the meat of the order, there are a lot of nights the Rays' hitters seem to be vegetarians.

Not Sunday afternoon. Sunday, these guys were carnivores.

The Rays put together 17 hits, six walks and an error to score a dozen times in a 12-4 victory over Boston. It snapped a two-game losing streak for the Rays.

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The middle of the batting order led the way for the Rays. David Peralta, Harold Ramirez, Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes led the hit parade with a combined 10 hits, five of them doubles and two of them home runs.

To sum it up:

-- Peralta was on base five times, including two doubles. It ended a slump in which he had hit .214 in the previous 12 games.

-- Ramirez had two singles and is now hitting .325 on the season.

-- Arozarena had his fourth multi-hit game in the last seven with three doubles.

-- Parades hit two home runs. He has four in his last six games now after going 21 games (and 71 at bats) without one.

“It’s a nice offensive day," said Rays' manager Kevin Cash. "We really had good at-bats top to bottom and put a lot of pressure on them. It was nice to see. After yesterday being quiet, it was nice to bounce back."

The Rays had lost two in a row to Boston, but came back strong on Sunday. They kept adding tack-on runs.

Corey Kluber got the win for the Rays, going six innings and giving up eight hits. He gave up three home runs, but all of them were solo shots. "We can defend the solo homer," Cash said.

The Rays are off today, then play the Marlins twice in Miami. Shane McClanahan will start for the Rays on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. against a yet-to-be-named opponent.

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