Boston — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash went to check his phone for Hurricane Irma news as shortly as he reached his bureau after a final out.
Wilson Ramos stood during his locker and wanted to uncover reporters a video on his iPhone of complicated winds moving palm trees that a crony examination his residence had sent.
The Rays had a lot on their minds as they kick a Boston Red Sox, 4-1, on Sunday to equivocate a three-game sweep.
“I think, in a training room a whole day, we only had a continue on, a radar,” pitcher Alex Cobb said. “You’re not meditative about it while you’re playing, obviously, though we consider any other notation of a day we’ve been perplexing to be forecasters in saying what best possibilities we could have going into this charge for a area and for a friends and families.
“It really consumes a lot of your time and your emotion,” he said. “I consider we’ve finished as good of a pursuit as we could have done.”
Cobb (11-9) authorised one run and 4 hits — all singles — and 3 walks in 5 innings. Ramos and Lucas Duda any strike a solo homer for a Rays.
“It’s tough to not consider about a situation,” Ramos said. “We have houses over there — all a families are from Florida, too.”
Alex Colome pitched a ideal ninth to finish a five-hitter and acquire his major-league heading 43rd save in 48 chances.
Reigning AL Cy Young Award leader Rick Porcello was dealt his vital league-leading 17th loss, a plant of bad run support once again.
Porcello (9-17) took a 1-0 lead into a fifth, when Ramos and Evan Longoria strike RBI singles. Boston has scored dual runs or fewer 18 times in 30 starts while Porcello was in a game. He gave adult 5 hits in 5 innings.
“In a fifth inning, obviously, there were some things I’d like to correct, though altogether it wasn’t bad,” Porcello said.
Ramos homered in a sixth off Brandon Workman, a expostulate that only privileged a core margin wall, and Duda went low in a seventh opposite Robby Scott.
Tampa Bay stopped Boston’s four-game winning streak, and a Red Sox lead over a second-place Yankees in a AL East was cut to 3½ games.
Christian Vazquez strike a run-scoring singular in a initial for Boston.
The Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. missed his second true diversion with a painful left knee that forced him out on Friday after he ran into a wall along a right-field line.