Tampa Bay 9, Boston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 38071

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 83-66 42-33 41-33 W1
Boston 86-63 43-31 43-32 L2

Recap


The Tampa Bay Rays capitalized on a lucky break and rode one homer and three RBIs apiece from Evan Longoria, Casey Kotchman and B.J. Upton to a 9-2 rout of the host Boston Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.

Jeremy Hellickson (13-10) allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings as the Rays beat the Red Sox for the sixth straight time and whittled Boston's lead in the AL wild-card race to three games.

Upton's bat splintered on what appeared to be an inning-ending ground ball in the third, forcing shortstop Marco Scutaro to jump out of the way of the bat and allowing a run to score.

Longoria followed with a three-run blast to right-center off starter Kyle Weiland (0-2) to make it 4-0 and start the reeling Red Sox on their way to a seventh loss in eight games.

Tampa Bay piled on from there as Kotchman added a two-run homer in the sixth and Upton clubbed a two-run shot in the seventh to make it 8-1.

Weiland, making his fourth career start, lasted only three innings and has allowed 16 runs in 17 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Boston
Jeremy Hellickson Player Kyle Weiland
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 3.0
4 Strikeouts 1
3 Hits 3
1.59 ERA 12.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Boston
Casey KotchmanPlayer David Ortiz
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 9 3 19 .257 15 7 9 6 0 0
Boston 6 0 6 .182 18 7 2 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .516 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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