Boston 5, Tampa Bay 0

Date - Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 50°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 35198

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 0 0 0 0 3 1
Boston 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 4-7 3-3 1-4 L2
Boston 7-4 3-2 4-2 W2

Recap


Red Sox 5, Rays 0: Clay Buchholz pitched eight shutout innings, allowing no hits through the first seven, and struck out a career-high 11 as Boston blanked visiting Tampa Bay.

Kelly Johnson’s broken-bat single to lead off the eighth inning ended the no-hit bid for Buchholz (3-0), who walked four and also allowed a double to Desmond Jennings. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Mike Napoli delivered a two-run double in a four-run third inning for the Red Sox, who have won the first two games of the series.

Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (1-1) allowed seven hits and four runs – three earned – over 6 2/3 innings. The Rays have dropped five of six, scoring eight runs combined.

The Red Sox loaded the bases with none out in the third and Napoli belted a Cobb pitch to the deepest part of center field for a 2-0 lead. Two more runs came home on shortstop Yunel Escobar’s throwing error to first base on a potential double play that would have ended the inning.

Buchholz allowed two walks in the sixth, but retired Evan Longoria on a fly ball to right field and induced a groundout from Matt Joyce to end the threat. Buchholz, who has allowed one run in 22 innings, threw 109 pitches before being replaced in the ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston closer Joel Hanrahan will be held out a couple of days due to right hamstring soreness. … The Rays have not hit a home run since April 6. … Red Sox DH David Ortiz was scratched from his rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday due to illness. Ortiz is 3-for-7 with three RBIs in two games with Pawtucket while rehabbing from an Achilles' tendon injury.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Boston
Alex Cobb Player Clay Buchholz
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 8.0
6 Strikeouts 11
7 Hits 2
4.05 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Boston
Kelly Johnson Player Dustin Pedroia
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 4
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 3 0 4 .107 12 12 0 4 2 1
Boston 8 0 10 .276 12 6 4 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Rays have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.