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Rays and Red Sox settle for 6-6 tie

By Roger Mooney
Published: March 8, 2018
Wilson Ramos drove in two runs with a double Thursday for the Rays. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

The Rays and Red Sox played to a 6-6 tie Thursday at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers.

Chris Archer emphasized his changeup and allowed two runs in three innings. He felt he could have returned for the fourth and threw 10 more pitches in the bullpen.

#Rays Archer on his outing today vs. #RedSox:

— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 8, 2018

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Matt Andriese allowed one hit in 1-2/3 innings. He entered in the fifth inning with runners at second and third, traded a run for an out on a grounder to short, then ended the threat with a strikeout.

Ryan Yarbrough struggled in his 1-1/3 innings. He allowed three hits and two runs.

The Rays led 3-0 after one when Johnny Field doubled and scored on a single by Adeiny Hechavarria and Wilson Ramos drove in two runs with an opposite field double to right field.

Field had two doubles, with both hitting the Green Monster South in left.

Hechavarria had two hits. Matt Duffy had a hit and scored a run.