With the much-needed victory, the Boston Red Sox they surpassed the New York Yankees through game for him first wild-card spot in the American League. The rising Toronto Blue Jays are 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees and two behind Boston, setting up an exciting final 20 games for three AL East teams.
The play was an electrifying way for the Sox to end a 3-3 home stay in which they played a COVID-19-depleted roster, but should be healthier for a big road trip to Chicago and Seattle. which starts on Friday night.
It wasn’t that much fun for the Tampa Bay Rays, who didn’t tender Renfroe after he struggled offensively in 2020 as a platoon player for the American League pennant winners.
The Rays, who hold a nine-game lead in the AL East over the Red Sox after taking two of three in Boston, were kind enough to creatively tip their tech caps to their former teammate.
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In truth, getting carried away by the Rays was the best thing that happened to Renfroe, who is built to hit at Fenway Park and has had the opportunity to play every day that he didn’t have for Tampa Bay.
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