Red Sox sweep the Rays

The Red Sox swept a doubleheader for the first time since 8/27/11 versus Oakland.

Jonny Gomes hit a two-run walkoff homer in the 9th inning of the nightcap to give Boston a 3-1 win over the Rays. This was Boston’s sixth walkoff win of the season, doubling their total from all of last season. The last time, the Sox had six walkoffs through the month of June was in 1998. Gomes now has three career walkoff homers.

Boston is now 9-2 against the Rays this season, including 5-0 at Fenway.

Felix Doubront pitched eight scoreless innings in game two only to see his win lost on an Andrew Bailey blown save. This was his first career scoreless start of any length in his 44th career start. Bailey has given up a run in three of his last four appearances.

Jose Iglesias extended his career-high hitting streak to 18 games, the the longest active hit streak in the majors and matches the White Sox’ Alex Rios (5/5-24) for the longest AL hit streak overall in 2013.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia started both ends of the doubleheader, catching all 18 combined innings becoming the first Sox catcher to start both games of a twinbill since John Marzano caught all 22 innings of a doubleheader on 8/14/92 at Milwaukeed, which included a 13-inning opener.

Wil Myers picked up his first major league hit in his fifth career at-bat, a single to left field in the 2nd inning of game two.

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