Myers 0-for-4, Rays lose rain-delayed opener 5-1
Wil Myers' debut didn't go too well.
The prized prospect went 0-for-4 as the Rays lost a 5-1 game that included a three-hour rain delay in the fifth inning.
Myers popped out to shallow center, flied out to right, was called out looking and flied to center again in his first big-league apparance.
Another rookie factored more prominently in the story line, as RHP Chris Archer delivered another unimpressive start, failing to get through five innings as he walked five and threw 109 pitches.
The key moment occurred in the third with the score 1-1. The Sox had two on and one out with first base open, the Rays pitched to David Ortiz and he singled in two runs.
The Rays dropped to 36-34 and six games behind the AL-East leading Red Sox.
The second game of the day-night doubleheader will start around 8.