MLB

more stats

American League Game Summary - Boston at Tampa Bay



(Sunday, July 27)

Final Score: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - David Ortiz's three-run homer proved to be the difference as the Boston Red Sox nabbed a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the finale of a three-game series.

Ortiz's blast backed Allen Webster (1-0) to the win in his first start of the season. Recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Webster allowed two runs on three hits with five walks and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings for Boston, which snapped a five-game losing streak.

Desmond Jennings hit a two-run double and Chris Archer (6-6) was touched for all three runs on six hits over six innings for the Rays, who had a nine-game winning streak snapped.

"Obviously I wish I wouldn't have given up three runs," said Archer. "But I'm never going to beat myself up over one inning, a third of an inning, or a single at-bat."

In the third inning, Daniel Nava walked and Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to put two men on and one out for Ortiz, who blasted a shot into the seats in right field for a 3-0 lead.

"I've been feeling a lot better since the break," said Ortiz. "Those four days off helped a lot, and I'm getting back into it."

The Rays answered in the home half as Curt Casali walked and Kevin Kiermaier followed with a dribbler near the mound. Jennings then launched a pitch to center that one-hopped the wall for a double and a 3-2 game.

Tampa left runners at the corners in the fourth, and Boston used three pitchers to get out of the sixth inning with the lead.

Boston had a chance to add to its lead in the seventh as the team had men on second and third with two outs, but Shane Victorino looked at strike three for the final out.

Andrew Miller walked Casali to start the seventh and he moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Kiermaier. Miller, though, struck out Jennings and got Ben Zobrist to ground out.

Junichi Tazawa pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, while Koji Uehara worked around a leadoff single by Yunel Escobar in the ninth for his 21st save of the season.

Game Notes

Boston hosts Toronto for three games starting on Monday ... Tampa Bay hosts Milwaukee for an interleague set beginning on Monday ... Tampa Bay has won seven of the 12 games with Boston this season, and suffered its first home loss to the BoSox this year after five straight wins.

07/27 20:32:36 ET

  • NFL: Tampa Bay at Atlanta

    Tonight at 8:25 on WRAL-TV

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Tampa Bay at Atlanta

    Tonight at 8:25 on 99.9 The Fan

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Saturday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Saturday at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • Football Friday

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm

Scoreboard
MLB
Final
COL 16
LOS 2
Final
ARI 2
SFG 4
Final
PIT 9
BOS 1
Final
BAL 6
TOR 1
Final
NYM 3
MIA 4
Final
TAM 2
NYY 3
Final
ATL 3
WAS 1
Final
CHC 3
CIN 1
Final
KAN 6
CWS 2
Final
HOU 0
CLE 2
Final
MIN 8
DET 4
Final
STL 2
MIL 0
Final
ANA 5
SEA 0
Final
OAK 1
TEX 6
Final
SDP 2
PHI 5
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
LOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
CLE
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
MIL
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
ARI
 
9:10pm Tonight
SDP
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
SEA
 
7:30pm Tonight
KST
AUB
8:25pm Tonight
ATL
TAM