Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Bill Hohn, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman,
Attendance - 23438

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 7 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 74-57 40-26 34-31 L2
Tampa Bay 80-50 41-25 39-25 W2

Recap

Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena homered to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-3 over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night at St. Petersburg, Fla.

James Shields (13-11) notched the win. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while fanning eight. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 39th save.

Pena’s solo homer opened the scoring in the fourth inning. Boston took a 2-1 in the fifth on RBI singles by Yamaico Navarro and Marco Scutaro.

The Red Sox made it 3-1 in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Daniel Nava, but Tampa Bay scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead.

Crawford smashed a two-run homer to tie the game. Evan Longoria followed with a ground-rule double and scored on a single by Saturday night’s hero, Dan Johnson.

Johnson hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning on Saturday.

John Lackey took the loss, surrendering five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. Lackey (12-8) walked three and struck out seven.
 
The Rays won the final two games of the three-game series to remain tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East standings. Meanwhile, the Red Sox fell 6 1/2 games behind the two teams.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Tampa Bay
John Lackey Player James Shields
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 8
9 Hits 7
7.11 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Boston   Tampa Bay
Mike LowellPlayer Carl Crawford
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 7 0 9 .206 11 10 3 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 11 2 18 .344 10 8 5 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .638 after a win and .580 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .554 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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