The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled to score lately and as a result, are in danger of dropping to .500 for the first time in almost a month. The Boston Red Sox will look to take advantage once again Wednesday night. On Tuesday, the Red Sox (44-29) held the Rays (36-35) to two runs and 10 hits while sweeping a doubleheader. Tampa Bay has scored just 14 runs whi
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BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox had just enough energy left to celebrate Jonny Gomes' big swing. Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, completing a doubleheader sweep. Daniel Nava was aboard on a leadoff walk when Gomes followed with a towering shot off Joel Peralta (1-3)
BOSTON (AP) Wil Myers went hitless in his big league debut in the opener of a doubleheader. He jumped on the second opportunity to get his first hit. Myers singled to left in his first at-bat of the second game in one of the lone bright spots on Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Rays, who managed just 10 hits while losing both games against the Boston Red Sox.
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have put pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained neck. The Red Sox made the move Tuesday after beating Tampa Bay 5-1 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Buchholz threw for a brief period in the bullpen following the game. Buchholz is 9-0 and leads the majors with a 1.71 ERA.
The first game of the day-night doubleheader between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park has resumed after a rain delay of 2 hours, 59 minutes. Boston leads 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning. AP Sports
BALTIMORE (AP) Jon Lester insisted he was victimized by bad luck, even though the box score suggested otherwise. The Boston Red Sox left-hander yielded five runs and nine hits in five innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday in a 6-3 defeat. "It was a lot better than the linescore as far as the ball came out of my hand," Lester said. "O
BALTIMORE (AP) The vast change in the Baltimore Orioles over the past couple of years can be measured by their success against the Boston Red Sox, even when their AL East rivals send Jon Lester to the mound. Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run, Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs, and Baltimore beat Lester and the Red Sox 6-3
BALTIMORE (AP) The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-hander Pedro Beato from Triple-A and optioned Rubby De La Rosa to Pawtucket. The moves were made Sunday before the Red Sox faced the Orioles. Manager John Farrell has been forced to juggle his pitching staff because of this Tuesday's doubleheader against Tampa Bay and the uncertain status of Clay Buc
BALTIMORE (AP) The ball was soaring toward right field, hooking toward the corner, and pinch-runner Alexi Casilla was absolutely certain it was going to drop. So he took off from first base with one out and the Baltimore Orioles trailing Boston 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth. "Bad read," Casilla would say later, not too long after he was doubled up
BALTIMORE (AP) Held in check by Baltimore's pitchers for 18 consecutive innings, the Boston Red Sox finally played like the highest-scoring team in the major leagues. Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes homered to back an effective pitching performance by John Lackey, and Boston beat the Orioles 5-4 Saturday to end a five-game losing streak in Baltimore. After dr