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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Slip slidin' away...

Although the Rays got on the board first by Carlos Pena's solo shot in the 4th inning off of Lackey, the Sox came back to score 3 in the next 2 innings. Staked to a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the 6th, Lackey couldn't hold it and watched the Sox lead go slip slidin' away. Carl Crawford hit a 2 run shot, and even the light hitting (.160 BA) DH Dan Johnson, last night's hero in the bottom of the 10th with a walk-off home run got into the show with an RBI. (What's a .160 BA hitter doing as designated hitter?!) Hideki Okajima returned from the DL not looking a whole lot much better, if any at all, as he inherited 2 Rays' runners and let the last of Lackey's mess cross the plate, as he gave up a hit and a walk before he was able to close out his 2/3rds of an inning. Last night's goat, Scott Atchison, came in to pitch a scoreless 8th inning.

Again the Red Sox bats were stifled, as they managed a mere 7 hits off of James Shields and none off of the Rays' bullpen, (or should we call it a fish tank?) Mike Lowell had 2 hits and a run, including a double. Victor Martinez now has 11 hits in his last 5 games.

Sox 3 Rays 5 BOX SCORE

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