Rays top season high for runs, beat Red Sox 12-8

Tampa Bay Rays' Curt Casali is congratulated by Kevin Kiermaier (39) after his two-run home run. AP Photo

BOSTON – Evan Longoria and Curt Casali homered off David Price, and the Tampa Bay Rays chased their ex-teammate in the fourth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8 on Thursday.

The Rays gave up five runs in the first inning but scored six in the fourth to take a three-run lead. It was tied 8-all in the eighth when Steven Souza Jr. doubled home the go-ahead run.

The Rays, who entered the game with the fewest runs scored in baseball, topped their previous season high of seven.

Erasmo Ramirez (4-0) struck out Mookie Betts with the bases loaded in the seventh, then pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth. Alex Colome got two outs for his third save.

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