After winning Sunday night’s 13-inning marathon, 6-4, to take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox can clinch a trip to the American League Championship Series with another victory on Marathon Monday.
The Sox had planned on starting Nick Pivetta, but after he threw 67 pitches over his four shutout innings in Game 3, they will turn to Eduardo Rodriguez for Game 4. The Rays will have a bullpen game, as Peter Abraham reported in the Red Sox notebook, with righthander Collin McHugh serving as the opener.
RAYS: Arozarena RF, Franco SS, Lowe 2B, Cruz DH, Luplow 1B, Diaz 3B, Meadows LF, Zunino C, Kiermaier CF
Pitching: RHP Collin McHugh (6-1, 1.55 ERA)
RED SOX: Schwarber 1B, Hernández CF, Devers 3B, Bogaerts SS, Verdugo LF, Martinez DH, Renfroe RF, Vázquez C, Arroyo 2B.
Pitching: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (13-8, 4.74 ERA)
Time: 7:07 p.m.
TV, radio: FS1, WEEI-FM 93.7
Rays vs. Rodriguez: Randy Arozarena 4-11, Mike Brosseau 1-3, Nelson Cruz 5-27, Yandy Díaz 7-17, Wander Franco 2-9, Kevin Kiermaier 1-12, Brandon Lowe 4-13, Jordan Luplow 2-6, Manuel Margot 4-12, Austin Meadows 1-10, Francisco Mejía 2-5, Taylor Walls 1-5, Joey Wendle 1-2, Mike Zunino 4-11
Red Sox vs. McHugh: Xander Bogaerts 8-18, J.D. Martinez 3-15, Danny Santana 6-16, Christian Vazquez 3-10, Rafael Devers 2-6, Travis Shaw 2-5, Hunter Renfroe 0-6, Kiké Hernández 1-4, Kevin Plawecki 2-4, Alex Verdugo 0-2, Bobby Dalbec 1-2, Jarren Duran 0-2, Kyle Schwarber 1-2, Christian Arroyo 0-1.
Stat of the day: Christian Vázquez’s two-run shot was the first postseason walkoff home run for the Red Sox since Manny Ramirez’s blast against the Angels in Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS.
Notes: Kiké Hernández is 8 for 16 with four runs, three doubles, two home runs, and five RBIs. He tied the Red Sox postseason record for extra-base hits in a single series (5). The others are Carl Yastrzemski (1967 World Series), John Valentin (1999 ALDS), and Kevin Youkilis (2007 ALCS, 2008 ALCS) … Rodriguez is looking to bounce back after allowing two runs in just 1⅔ innings in the Red Sox’ 5-0 loss in Game 1.
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