Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe tags Boston’s Andrew Benintendi on a run down at third base in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 8-2 loss Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston. MIchael Dwyer/Associated Press

— Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in a 8-2 win Tuesday night.

Brosseau, Díaz and Manuel Margot had multihit games as Tampa Bay won its fourth straight game. The Rays had a season-high 16 hits in an 8-7 win to open the four-game series Monday.

Tampa Bay starter Andrew Kittredge exited with right elbow soreness after throwing only five pitches. Kittredge was pitching in an opener role after recording the final two outs for his first career save on Monday.

John Curtiss (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of one-run ball in relief of Kittredge.

Michael Chavis and Alex Verdugo each hit RBI singles for the Red Sox. Martín Pérez (2-2) allowed two runs on three hits and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings after tossing five scoreless innings in a 5-0 win at Tampa Bay last Wednesday.


Boston has lost seven of its last 10.

Willy Adames reached on a one-out single and was doubled in by Margot to begin a six-run seventh. Brandon Lowe pinch hit for Brosseau after a Mike Zunino walk and lined an RBI double.

Díaz hit an RBI single, Lowe scored on a passed ball and Renfroe followed with a two-run double.

Brosseau hit Pérez’s sixth pitch of the game into the Rays’ bullpen in right for his first career leadoff homer.

Chavis singled to center in the second and Verdugo singled to shortstop in the eighth to produce the only Red Sox runs.


The hand-operated Fenway Park scoreboard in left field hasn’t listed out of town baseball scores with no fans present, but “Carolina vs. Bruins” was displayed in support of the Bruins’ playoff series with the Hurricanes.

However, a yellow “P” was hung up on the board following the game’s postponement to Wednesday after the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets played to five overtimes at the Toronto bubble.

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