Arozarena hits 3-run homer as Rays beat Sox again, 8-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer in the first, Christian Bethancourt and Yu Chang went deep back-to-back during the sixth, and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4.

The Rays are an AL-best 22-10 since August 4, and moved within 4½ games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

Tampa Bay is also in a three-way competition for the first AL wild card with Seattle and Toronto.

Triston Casas hit his first major league homer for the Red Sox, who are 18-38 against the AL East this year.

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