Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 24566

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 85-60 42-29 43-31 L4
Tampa Bay 80-64 41-33 39-31 W3

Recap


The footsteps are getting louder and more ominous for the Boston Red Sox.

Desmond Jennings led of the 11th inning with a triple that landed between outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Darnell McDonald and scored on a walk-off single by Evan Longoria as host Tampa Bay edged Boston 6-5 to cut their wild-card lead down to 4½ games Saturday night.

The Red Sox have lost eight of their last 10 games and watched the Rays edge closer to a playoff berth. Boston remained 2 1/2 games behind first-place New York in the AL East.

Boston tied the game in the ninth inning in dramatic fashion as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jacoby Ellsbury belted back-to-back homers off Tampa Bay closer Kyle Farnsworth. But Longoria won it with a solid single to center field off loser Daniel Bard (2-7).

Brandon Gomes (2-1) picked up the win in relief for the Rays, who have won the first two games of a three-game set. Tampa Bay also plays Boston four times next week.

Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez belted a two-run homer, his 25th, to tie the game at 3-3. Casey Kotchman gave the Rays a quick response with a solo shot in the bottom of the inning.

Boston played without Kevin Youkilis for the second straight night. Despite reports that Youkilis might have a sports hernia, Boston said he has bursitis and may return for Sunday’s game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Tampa Bay
Kyle Weiland Player Jeremy Hellickson
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
6.75 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Boston   Tampa Bay
David Ortiz Player Evan Longoria
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 3 20 .220 16 7 5 5 0 0
Tampa Bay 11 1 17 .282 22 4 6 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .578 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .628 after a win and .525 after a loss.
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