The Rays went 1-6 on the trip to NY and Boston, their only win coming when Chris Archer snapped his 11-game losing streak against the Red Sox on Friday.
Ramirez was given all the time he needed to warm up and then gave up a home run to Mitch Moreland on his first pitch.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "The maintenance for a knuckleballer is to try and deaden spin, and that's where the focus and emphasis has been". Castillo is batting.300 with six runs batted in and is coming off a streak in which he picked up two hits four games in a row.
Over the weekend, the Red Sox bullpen allowed just two runs in 14 1/3 innings, highlighting what has become an unexpected strength of the club in the first few weeks. Boston RF Mookie Betts was presented with his 2016 Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Wilson Defensive Player of the Year awards in a pregame ceremony.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1: Kendrys Morales homered off Tyler Wilson leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, and Toronto stopped a seven-game skid.
Meanwhile, Boston is 8-1 in their last nine home games versus a left-handed starter, and 16-6 in their last 22 games overall against a left-handed starter. The Rays dropped their fourth in five games.
Sale, who uncharacteristically walked two in the third, got 11 outs retiring his last 10 batters, including a run of five straight strikeouts.
Over on the Red Sox side, they're sending out RHP Steven Wright on Monday.
"I didn't catch the ball", Miller said. They got one back in the first inning on a nice Hanley Ramirez dump single to right-center, scoring Dustin Pedroia, and they got the lead in a huge second inning thanks to a two-out rally that came out of nowhere and simply refused to die.
"Chad pitched a fantastic game", Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "So you go in and kind of bounce some things off of him".
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi has been put on the 10-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of a strained left hamstring.
Oh, and Sale is three starts into his Red Sox career and already drawing comparisons to Pedro Martinez.
Right-hander Chase Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday. Other than a hiccup in the third inning, when the lefty gave up a run, two hits and two walks, the Rays didn't have a prayer.
Another reason that play was so damaging is because second year pitcher Blake Snell needs to get wins and some positive results to boost his confidence. "And it was for Steven the last time out". Yes, eight. Had he had just an ounce more of control the Cardinals likely win a game they lost.
"It's a special day for the city, and I'm just excited to have that opportunity", he said. The bullpen preserved a one-run lead with three innings of scoreless ball. In his two starts this year, Snell holds an 0-1 record, a 3.18 ERA and six Ks in 11.1 innings.
Cagaptay says Erdogan "has become the most powerful person in the country's history in at least a century". The men discussed the US missile strike in Syria in response to the chemical weapons attack on civilians.
If you pay for a month after that, they throw in a free Chromecast, which already costs $35, so it's like another free month. Other networks such as AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, WE tv and BBC World News will be added soon.
Most of the changes won't take effect until after the next presidential and parliamentary elections, slated for November 3, 2019. Turkey's foreign ministry dismissed the observers' criticism as lacking objectivity and impartiality.
State and federal court rulings have stayed executions for two other inmates, and the state has yet to appeal those decisions. After not executing anyone since 2005, Arkansas had scheduled eight executions in 10 days, starting April 17, Easter Monday.
The broad outlines of today's agreement involve Athens making further economic reform commitments until 2020. Disagreements have focused on debt relief and budget targets for the austerity-hit country.
The birthday Saturday of the nation's founder could prompt the country to conduct its sixth nuclear test, according to experts. On Monday Pence is scheduled to meet Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn for talks on the North's weapons programmes and on THAAD.
Washington alleges that Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional rival, has shipped missiles to Yemen but Tehran denies the charge. The two-year war has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 civilians and led to the displacement of 3 million Yemenis.
Zawahiri has publicly criticised ISIS for its brutal methods, which have included beheadings, drownings and immolation. The fighting has killed several thousands among civilians and fighters on both sides, according to aid organisations.
Bombardment in Iraq's Mosul takes heavy toll on civilians
Brigadier General Yahya Rasool says IS now controls less than a quarter of the land it held at its peak in the summer of 2014. The United States and other Western countries have assisted with air support, intelligence and equipment, Rasool said.
Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings
Netflix shares traded down about 0.8% in after-hours trading to $146.02, in a 52-week range of $84.50 to $148.29. Revenue was projected to increase 35 percent year over year to $2.64 billion in the first quarter.
Fowler, Hoffman edge ahead at sun-drenched Masters
His tee shot on No. 10 clipped a tree and shot back into the fairway, while Shane Lowry also hit a tree and couldn't find it. The last person to win a major championship after trailing by at least 10 shots after the first round was Harry Vardon.
Celtics clinch No. 1 seed in East, beat Bucks 112-94
Knicks 114, 76ers 113: Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points after deciding to play in what could be his final game with the Knicks. LeBron is reportedly resting again for the season finale, and the Bucks reportedly plan to rest many of their players.
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