Longoria hits long homer; Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

Boston Red Sox's Hector Velazquez pitches during a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday

"We had an opportunity to really cave there, with things working against us", Cobb said.

"A little bit slightly a different area, kind of the same general muscle but a different area", said Pomeranz after the start.

Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz (0-4) came on in the ninth, but managed to get only one out.

On the brighter side, David Price threw a 75-pitch simulated game in Pawtucket today and told reporters that he felt good afterwards.

"I didn't know that, but I'm excited", Rays manager Kevin Cash said when he found out that it was the club's longest game.

NOTES: Boston SS Xander Bogaerts drove in a run but his 15-game hitting streak was stopped.

Robert Gsellman (2-3) was charged with six runs, five earned, and nine hits in four-plus innings. Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel (2-0) got the final five outs as Boston snapped the Brewers' three-game winning streak.

Before exiting, the left-hander gave up two runs, three hits and three walks with three strikeouts on 57 pitches in three innings.

Hours before the game, the Nationals announced they had reached agreement with Harper on a $21,625,000 contract for the 2018 season, covering the slugging outfielder through his a year ago before he can become a free agent. Instead, Josh Rutledge grounded out to end the inning, leaving the tying run on third base.

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Snell is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Red Sox and 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in one start at Fenway Park. Sandy Leon had a two-run double, Cobb fired wildly past first base, allowing a run to score, and second baseman Brad Miller was charged with two errors on one play, booting a grounder and throwing the ball away, scoring another.

Brewers 11, Mets 4 • Travis Shaw capped Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, helping the host Brewers beat NY.

Los Angeles scored two runs in the second and another in the fifth on Brett Eibner's mammoth home run, an estimated 465-foot shot well into the trees behind the center-field fence.

Porcello was tagged for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings in a home loss to the Rays on April 14. Evan Longoria is 1-for-11 (.091), Kevin Kiermaier 2-for-11 (.182), Steve Souza Jr.

Red Sox: DH Hanley Ramirez (strained muscle right shoulder) was back after missing three games. The solo homer he allowed to Morrison marked the first extra-base hit by a left-handed hitter off Sale in 21 at-bats this season.

Numerous vendors entering the park were given buttons to wear with "B Respectful" written on it.

Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play".

The game was moved from 7:05 p.m.to 1:05 p.m. because of heavy rain forecasted for late afternoon into Sunday.

As Sports Illustrated's Michael Beller points out, only three other pitchers in Major League Baseball history besides Sale have two six-start, 10-plus-strikeout streaks: Nolan Ryan, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, who had five such streaks, one in every season from 1998 through 2002.

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