Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 38525

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 64-56 31-28 33-28 L2
Boston 74-46 38-22 36-24 W1

Recap


Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings and Jacoby Ellsbury cracked a three-run homer to lift the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Lester (12-6) fanned eight and allowed just three hits and a walk to break a personal two-game losing streak.

Ellsbury provided all the offense Boston needed with his 21st homer in the third inning. Ellsbury’s blast over the bullpens in right field scored both Josh Reddick and Mike Aviles. Boston had all three of its hits in the inning.

Tampa Bay led 1-0 in the first after Desmond Jennings led off the game with a double. After stealing third base, Jennings scored on a groundout by Evan Longoria. Zobrist followed with a double but the Rays didn’t get another hit until Longoria singled in the sixth.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save.

James Shields (11-10) dropped to 1-8 lifetime at Fenway Park. It was his ninth complete game of the season. He struck out six and walked one.

Boston entered the game tied with the Yankees for first place in the AL East.

David Ortiz missed the first game of the doubleheader with bursitis of his right heel. It was originally reported he was ill. Ortiz also sat out the second game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Boston
James Shields Player Jon Lester
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 8
3 Hits 3
3.38 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Boston
Desmond Jennings Player Mike Aviles
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.250 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 3 0 5 .100 8 10 1 1 2 0
Boston 3 1 6 .111 4 6 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .676 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .508 after a win and .564 after a loss.
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