By DICK SCANLON Related Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Shane McClanahan earned his tenth win and regained the most important league lead in strikeouts throughout his remaining outing earlier than the All-Star Sport, pitching the Tampa Bay Rays previous the Boston Pink Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night time.
Taylor Partitions homered for the Rays, who’ve gained 5 straight towards the rival Pink Sox.
McClanahan (10-3) struck out six and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball. He elevated his season whole to 147 strikeouts.
The 25-year-old lefty lowered his AL-best ERA to 1.71 and equaled his win whole from his rookie season final yr. He is actually a deserving candidate to begin for the American League subsequent Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
It was the seventh straight begin during which McClanahan pitched a minimum of six innings and gave up no multiple earned run. He threw 85 pitches.
Colin Poche labored the ninth for his sixth save.
Ji-Man Choi drove within the sport’s first run with a single off Boston starter Josh Winckowski within the third. Harold Ramirez made it 2-0 by dropping a single over the pinnacle of first baseman Bobby Dalbec.
Partitions’ fourth residence run made it 3-0 within the fourth. Josh Lowe scored from first base on Yandy Diaz’s two-out single within the seventh for the Rays’ remaining run.
Xander Bogaerts scored Boston’s run on a double-play grounder after main off the fifth with a single.
Winckowski (3-4) gave up three runs and 4 hits in six innings, placing out 5.
The loss dropped the Pink Sox to 0-9-1 in 10 collection towards AL East opponents this season.
Pink Sox: X-rays on 2B Trevor Story (hand) and LHP Matt Strahm (wrist) have been detrimental. Each gamers have been injured Tuesday night time. The Pink Sox will monitor their recoveries earlier than figuring out whether or not to place both one on the injured listing. … LHP Chris Sale felt good after pitching 5 innings in his season debut Tuesday, and is prone to pitch Sunday at New York. … C Kevin Plawecki was activated after spending two days on the COVID-19 injured listing, and C Connor Wong was optioned to the minors.
Rays: LHP Josh Fleming will miss a minimum of three weeks earlier than having his strained indirect re-evaluated. … 2B Brandon Lowe (decrease again) performed a whole sport for Triple-A Durham and is scheduled to DH in yet another rehab sport earlier than rejoining the Rays for the primary time since Might 15.
The McClanahan-Winckowski matchup was a rematch of a highschool sport performed greater than eight years in the past and about 115 miles south of Tropicana Subject.
McClanahan pitched for Cape Coral Excessive College and Winckowski was on the mound for Fort Myers Cypress Lake on April 14, 2014.
Rays pitcher Corey Kluber reached 10 years of main league service, absolutely vesting him within the pension plan. The group congratulated him on the ballpark video board.
RHP Drew Rasmussen (5-3, 3.11 ERA) will begin Thursday night time’s collection finale for Tampa Bay towards RHP Kutter Crawford (2-2, 4.50) or an opener.