Rays Top Red Sox 3-2 For 3-Game Sweep, Widen Lead In East

The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep.

Rays Top Red Sox 3-2 For 3-Game Sweep, Widen Lead In East

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane McClanahan went six strong innings and Brandon Lowe homered as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep.

McClanahan (5-4) allowed one run and four hits, helping the Rays take a 1 1/2 game lead over Boston.

Hunter Renfroe homered for the Red Sox, who have lost a season-high four in a row and five of six.

Kiké Hernández and Rafael Devers had consecutive two-out singles in the ninth off Matt Wisler, who then retired J.D. Martinez on a short fly to right for his first save.

Boston went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.

Nick Pivetta (8-5) retired his first eight batters before walking Mike Zunino on four pitches with two outs in the third. After falling behind 3-0, Pivetta got the count to 3-2 before Lowe lined his career-high 23rd homer into the right-field seats.

Manuel Margot put the Rays up 3-1 with an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Alex Verdugo had a leadoff double off Drew Rasmussen in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch with two out, pulling the Red Sox within 3-2. Hernández singled and Devers walked before Rasmussen avoided further damage by getting a fielder’s choice grounder from Martinez.

Rasmussen walked Xander Bogaerts to start the eighth and retired the next two batters before Ryan Sherriff entered and struck out Verdugo.

Pivetta gave up three runs and three hits in 4 ⅔ innings. He had allowed just two hits over 11 ⅔ scoreless innings in two previous starts — both this season — against the Rays. The right-hander was pulled after 6 ⅔ no-hit innings on June 24 at Tampa Bay, joining Babe Ruth (May 20, 1916 against the St. Louis Browns) as the only Red Sox pitchers to be removed from a game with no hits allowed in six or more innings.

Renfroe made it 2-1 on his 16th homer in the fourth.

Hansel Robles gave up a hit during a scoreless sixth in his Boston debut. He was acquired from Minnesota on Friday.

SALE AND SCHWARBER

Boston LHP Chris Sale will make a fifth minor league rehab start later this week for Triple-A Worcester and will have his status re-addressed afterwards. He last pitched in the majors on Aug. 13, 2019.

Recently acquired slugger Kyle Schwarber (hamstring) is nearing a rehab assignment and will take part in an off-day workout Monday in Detroit.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Marwin Gonzalez (right hamstring strain) might be back Tuesday.

Rays: LHP Jeffrey Springs (right knee sprain) was placed on 10-day injured list. Tampa Bay has 15 players on the IL and all are pitchers. … RHP Chris Archer (right forearm tightness) left after one inning in his start at Triple-A Durham due to left hip soreness.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Garrett Richards (6-6) will go against Detroit RHP Willy Peralta (3-2) Tuesday night.

Rays: RHP Michael Wacha (2-2) and Seattle RHP Chris Flexen (9-5) are Monday night’s starters.

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EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say

Officials confirmed exclusively to Eyewitness News that they have recovered the body of 26-year-old Casey Johnston. 

EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search for a missing Bucks County woman has come to a tragic end. Officials confirmed exclusively to Eyewitness News that they have recovered the body of 26-year-old Casey Johnston.

CBS3’s Alicia Roberts covered the case from the very beginning and has new information about how Johnston may have died.

Casey’s story has been shared thousands of times on posters, billboards and on social media since she went missing on July 10, and those who joined in the effort to bring Casey home finally have some answers.

“It appears to match her description,” Lower Southampton Chief of Police Ted Krimmel said.

More than three weeks since anyone last saw Cassandra “Casey” Johnston, police announced they found a body and officials have confirmed exclusively to CBS3 that it is the body of the missing Bucks County woman.

“During the search this afternoon, members of the Philadelphia Police Marine Unit located the body on the 1200 block of Townsend Road in Philadelphia,” Krimmel said.

Krimmel says the body was about half a mile from the car’s location. Officials taped off a wooded area, near the intersection of Townsend and Southampton Roads, after a body was located on Sunday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation shows Johnston, while driving on Woodhaven Road, crashed the car.

“It appears she didn’t negotiate the curve properly,” Chief Krimmel says, adding, “She went down to the culvert went airborne up and over the guardrail and she crashed into a tree about 30 feet into the air.”

Police believe she was ejected from the vehicle through the sunroof during the fall.

“When the call came out that there was a body found by the marine unit, we just shut all communication down,” Krimmel said.

Flooding on July 12 may have played a part in her body being moved into a nearby creek, the chief said.

“We had some flooding in the area we think that culvert filled with water and probably moved her into that creek,” Krimmel said.

Officials do not suspect any foul play. Casey’s family was notified immediately after the body was recovered.

They now begin the task of grieving, grateful for the support of the community in the search to find Casey.

Since Casey’s body was found just over the city line, Bucks County officials have turned over the case to Philadelphia police and medical examiner.

The 26-year-old, from Lower Southampton, was last seen three weeks ago in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section.

CBS3 spoke with the Johnston family after the discovery. They are asking for privacy at this time but thanked everyone who shared photos and information about Johnston during the search.

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