Boston Red Sox

Sep 22, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) hits a three run home run during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – The Red Sox got back in the win column on Sunday, beating the Rays 7-4 at Tropicana Field.

The Sox jumped on Rays starter Ryan Yarborough right away, scoring four runs in the first inning. Christian Vazquez delivered the big blow with a three-run homer.

That would be enough for Nathan Eovaldi, who turned in a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings of work. He struck out six.

J.D. Martinez drove in two as part of a 3-for-4 afternoon.

The Sox and Rays will wrap up their series on Monday. Jhoulys Chacin (3-11, 5.66 ERA) will take the ball against Blake Snell (6-7, 4.19 ERA).