Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 16, 2012 11:05 AM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 38108

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 5-5 3-0 2-5 W1
Boston 4-6 3-1 1-5 L1

Recap


Rays 1, Red Sox 0: James Shields scattered four hits in 8 1/3 innings and Evan Longoria's bases-loaded walk in the seventh proved to be enough as visiting Tampa Bay salvaged the finale of a four-game set on Patriots' Day.

The Rays snapped their four-game losing skid by taking advantage of seven free passes by Daniel Bard (0-2) - including three with two outs in the seventh inning. Longoria forced in a run after walking on four pitches that were well outside the strike zone.

While Bard had control problems during his second career start, Shields (2-0) had no such issue. He struck out five and walked two to improve to 2-9 in his career at Fenway Park.

Fernando Rodney relieved Shields and stranded Dustin Pedroia at second base to preserve his fourth save.

Desmond Jennings had two hits and reached base three times for the Rays, who were outscored by a 31-11 margin during the first three games of the series.

Bard allowed just one run on four hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings.

Cody Ross had two singles and Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to four games with a long single off the Green Monster for Boston.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Joe Maddon recorded his 500th managerial victory ... Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine apologized to Kevin Youkilis, one day after questioning the commitment of the veteran third baseman during a television interview. Youkilis was kept out of the lineup on Monday to rest his sore groin. ... Boston will host the Texas Rangers to begin a three-game set on Tuesday, while Tampa Bay travels to Toronto to face the Blue Jays for a three-game series. ... The Red Sox were attempting to sweep the Rays in a four-game series for the first time since May 25-28, 2006.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Boston
James Shields Player Daniel Bard
Win W/L Loss
8.1 IP 6.2
5 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Boston
Desmond Jennings Player Cody Ross
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 7 0 8 .226 18 8 1 7 1 0
Boston 4 0 4 .138 9 6 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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