"I felt good, I'm trying to contribute", Bogaerts said. As for where his race around the bases fits into Red Sox Opening Day history, Nunez is the first player to hit an inside-the-park home run on Opening Day since Carl Yastrzemski did it back in 1968 in Detroit.
Matt Barnes pitched the seventh for Boston, which let the game slip away after Joe Kelly entered in the eighth.
Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run and Hanley Ramirez was 2-for-4 with two strikeouts for Boston.
Span's triple was only Tampa Bay's third hit of the day and gave the Rays a 5-4 lead. The two-time All-Star was in danger of falling to 2-13 lifetime against Boston before Span delivered his first hit as a Ray.
Ah, Opening Day, one of the best days of the year, especially if you are a Boston Red Sox fan.
Nunez was one of the highlights of the second half of the Sox season, despite being 30, always plays at his highest level and brings an energy to the team that they were lacking previously. The other also came against the Rays while playing for the Minnesota Twins in 2016.
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As part of the Opening Day pre-game ceremonies, the entire roster of each team was introduced, and both squads lined up at the foul line for the unfurling of the colors and the singing of the national anthem.
The outings from Price and Sale marked the first time that the Red Sox's first two starters in a season posted consecutive scoreless efforts since Lefty Grove and Jim Bagby Jr.in 1940, according to STATS LLC.
Rays: RHP Nathan Eovaldi had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow.
Rafael Devers' RBI single in the seventh inning proved to be enough offense for the Boston Red Sox after a solid start by David Price paved the way to a 1-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. He wasn't afraid to swing at the first pitch. He improved to 4-3 in 10 appearances, including nine starts, against his old team.
Rays: LHP Blake Snell (5-7, 4.04 in 2017) looks to build on improvement he showed over his final 10 starts of last season, when he went 5-1 with a 2.84 ERA after being recalled from the minors on August 8.