Jennings, Hellickson Help Rays Top Red Sox, 6-2
by MATTHEW CARROLL, Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Desmond Jennings homered, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their drought at Fenway Park, beating the Red Sox 6-2 Wednesday night.
The Rays had scored a total of five runs in losing their first five games this season at the ballpark, including a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday during which they managed a pair of runs on 10 combined hits.
Jose Molina and Evan Longoria each had three of Tampa Bay’s 15 hits and the Rays ended a three-game losing streak with their second win in eight games.
Top prospect Wil Myers delivered a two-run double during Tampa Bay’s three-run seventh that broke the game open.
Hellickson (5-3) surrendered two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Ryan Dempster (4-8) gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings.
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