BOSTON – Tyler Glasnow pitched five shutout innings in his final start before the postseason and combined with four relievers in a three-hit effort as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Sox 5-0 on Wednesday. Boston Reds.
osh Lowe had three hits, including a home run, and Mexican Isaac Paredes added another home run for Tampa Bay, which clinched a wild card spot for the playoffs and can still catch the Baltimore Orioles at the top. in the East Division of the American League.
After suffering their 82nd loss, the Red Sox are set to finish below the .500 mark for the third time in four seasons. They finished last in the division – at least tied – three times in four seasons.
Glasnow (10-7) allowed two hits, walked one and struck out nine while throwing just 70 pitches to end his worst two-game losing streak.
It was his first shutout start since August and just his second of the campaign. Andrew Kittredge, Jake Diekman, Chris Devenski and Robert Stephenson each had a scoreless inning.
Dominican starter Brayan Bello (12-11) lost.
For the Rays, Mexicans Jonathan Aranda 4-1, Randy Arozarena 4-1 with a run scored, Isaac Pareds 4-2 with a run scored and two RBI. Dominicans Junior Caminero 5-0, Manuel Margot 3-1 with an RBI. Colombian Harold Ramírez went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Panamanian Christian Bethancourt 4-0.
For the Red Sox, Venezuelan Wilyer Abreu is 0-4. Dominicans Pablo Reyes 2-0, Emmanuel Valdez 3-0. Mexican Alex Verdugo 2-1.