Vazquez, Arroyo HR, last-place Bosox beat 1st-place Rays 6-3

September 13, 2020 - 8:49 pm
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Christian Vazquez and Christian Arroyo homered to help the last-place Boston Red Sox get a split of a four-game series with the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 6-3 victory.

Martin Perez gave up three runs and five hits over five innings. Matt Barnes, the fourth Boston reliever, worked the ninth to get his sixth save.

Kevan Smith hit a home run for the Rays, who have lost four of six. Tampa Bay completed the season series 7-3 against the Red Sox.

The Rays have won 14 of the last 18 games between the teams.