Rays' Wander Franco held out Sunday with sore left hamstring

BOSTON -- Shortstop Wander Franco was out of the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays' 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday because of a sore left hamstring.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franco wanted to play, but they decided that "if we can buy him an extra day, I don't think it'll hurt."

Franco trotted into third slowly in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. He was visited by a team trainer and Cash but stayed in the game. He finished with three hits in the 8-5 loss in the opener before sitting out the nightcap.

The Rays' 22-year-old star is hitting .305 with seven homers and 29 RBIs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.