Sox Pen Falters, Lose 6-2 [VIDEO]
It took 7 innings before a run went on the scoreboard, unfortunately for the Red Sox it was Tampa Bay who scored the most on their way to a 6-2 win at Fenway Park.Boston starter Rick Porcello allowed 11 hits but was able to keep Tampa Bay off the board for the first 6 innings until Daniel Nava broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 7th with an rbi single. Porcello and the pen could not stop the bleeding at that point as the Rays would score 5 more to pull out the win.
Steven Souza had the big night for the Rays collecting 4 hits including a home run. Azdrubal Cabrera added a solo shot as part of his 3-hit performance helping Tampa win for the second time in this four game series.
Boston hitters were held in-check by six Rays pitchers who allowed just 7 hits on the night. Mookie Betts had 3 of those hits and raised hit batting average to .293 in the process.
The teams will close out the series tonight with Wade Miley taking the mound for Boston.