Matt Garza of the Tampa Bay Rays went 7+ innings allowing only 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5 Sox. Dice-K had a half decent game going himself. Through 6 innings he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 7 Rays. Atchison tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the 7th. Manny Delcarmen is going through another rough streak. Last night he faced 5 batters and did not get any of them out, 4 hits and 1 walk, and they all scored in a 6 run 8th inning. Ramirez pitched the final 2 innings, allowing 2 of Manny's runners to cross the plate in the 8th inning.
Big Papi smacked 2 doubles, drove in 3 runs and scored once himself. Adrian Beltre cooled off a bit tonight with only 1 hit, but it provided the final Sox run of the night. There were no reports of anyone touching his head, and he also did not land anyone on the DL.
Oh well, you can't win them all, but the Sox still have won 6 of their last 10 and remain 1 game behind the Yankees who also lost last night, and 1 game ahead of the Rays.
Sox 4 Rays 9 BOX SCORE
Fenway West 07.01.10