Sale strikes out 12, Red Sox beat Rays 6-3

Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday

Marrero's big hit ignited a four-run, fourth-inning rally that effectively turned the game in the Red Sox' favor.

Sale has 85 strikeouts through eight starts, tied with Randy Johnson - then with Houston in 1998 - for the most ever by a pitcher after their initial eight starts with a new team.

Sale struck out 12 while pitching seven solid innings and Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Joe Kelly worked the eighth before Craig Kimbrel finished the three-hitter for his 11th save.

Velazquez allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings in Pawtucket on Saturday.

"Tonight we got handcuffed for the first six innings of work, but when you think back to the period of time that you're outlining, I think there's been a number of positive things that continue to show through", Red Sox manager John Farrell said. But on an 0-2 pitch, Kevin Kiermaier connected on his 98 miles per hour fastball and smashed it to right field for a home run that gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead.

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RAYS KEY TRENDS: The Rays have lost 12 of their last 17 divisional games and are winless at 0-4 in their last four games following a win.

After Logan Morrison's second-inning shot gave the Rays a 1-0 lead, Betts answered in the third. The Tampa Bay Rays have now wo n10 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs.

Trailing 5-0, the Red Sox chased Cobb and sliced the deficit to one with the help of Tampa Bay's shoddy defense.

Rays: LHP Blake Snell (0-3, 3.96 ERA) hopes to rebound from a rough outing Monday against Kansas City when he gave up a career-high 10 hits in a loss.

NOTES: Boston SS Xander Bogaerts drove in a run but his 15-game hitting streak was stopped. Sale has 10 or more strikeouts in six consecutive starts, matching a team record set by Pedro Martinez. He is 2-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 39 innings in six other outings.

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