Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 11502

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 68-81 33-43 35-38 W2
Tampa Bay 78-70 39-34 39-36 L4

Recap


Red Sox 7, Rays 5: Ryan Lavarnway had two hits and doubled home two runs in a three-run seventh inning as visiting Boston rallied to send Tampa Bay to its fourth consecutive loss.

Felix Doubront (11-9) snapped a five-game losing streak by allowing three runs - one earned - on only one hit in six innings. He struck out five and walked five in handing the skidding Rays their seventh defeat in eight games to drop them six games back of the second wild card.

James Loney, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia added run-scoring singles for Boston, which improved to 4-1 on its seven-game road trip and beat Tampa Bay for the ninth time in 14 meetings this year.

Ben Zobrist had two hits and four RBIs for the Rays, who loaded the bases in the third and seventh innings without a hit and failed to hold a 3-0 lead through three innings.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson lasted only four-plus innings, giving up three runs on five hits to fall to 0-3 in his last five starts as Tampa Bay fell six games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees. Kyle Farnsworth (1-6) took the loss when he allowed two hits and an unearned run in two-thirds of an inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria was back in the lineup after missing one game to rest his legs. He had a sacrifice fly to give him 60 RBIs in 72 career games against Boston. ... Andrew Bailey earned his fifth save for the Red Sox, who last won four of five games from July 28-Aug. 1. ... Rays 3B Sean Rodriguez, who came off the disabled list Saturday, has committed four errors in the first two games versus Boston.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Tampa Bay
Felix Doubront Player Jeremy Hellickson
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.0
5 Strikeouts 7
1 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Boston   Tampa Bay
Ryan Lavarnway Player Ben Zobrist
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 9 0 11 .250 15 12 6 5 1 0
Tampa Bay 3 0 3 .107 10 7 5 8 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .493 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .444 after a loss.