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Hottest Play of the Week: Rick Porcello throws immaculate inning

August 10, 2017 - 11:15 am

Each week, we will be picking the F.W. Webb "Hottest Play of the Week." This week's play comes from the Red Sox' 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Rick Porcello earned his second consecutive win but did something even more impressive in the fifth inning. The right-hander threw just the fourth immaculate inning in Red Sox history, striking out three consecutive Rays hitters on just nine pitches. It was the second time this season a Red Sox pitcher threw an immaculate inning as Craig Kimbrel did it on May 11 against Milwaukee.

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