BOSTON — Rick Porcello became the majors' first 18-game winner and the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park, going seven solid innings in Boston's 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Mookie Betts hit his 30th homer, a solo shot, and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who hold the lead for the American League's first wild card spot but had lost four of five.
Brock Holt had three hits and drove in two runs, Travis Shaw had three hits and Chris Young added a tiebreaking two-run double for the Red Sox.
The Rays, buried in last in the AL East, have lost three of four.
Porcello (18-3) allowed three runs and six...