Meadows 2 hits in return from virus, Rays top Red Sox 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Tuesday night.

”Looked like he didn’t miss a beat,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Boston lost its fourth in a row, including a three-game sweep at Yankees Stadium over the weekend, and fell to 3-8 overall.

”No doubt there’s frustration there.” Boston manager Ron Roenicke said. ‘They know that we’re a better team than that, they know that it is important to win these games, especially early. So a lot of times, especially offensively, if you don’t start out swinging the bat well, you start to press a little bit, because you know you’ve got to get it going, and you know that the whole team has to get it going, so you press a little bit different.”

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