For the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays as the two team battle for the division title. On Wednesay night, the Sox lost to the Rays by the score of 10-3. It just wasn’t the Red Sox night and they will now need to go on a nice winning streak if they want to win the division.
Tim Wakefield gave up three home runs in only 2 1/3 innings. Wakefield was charged with six hits and six runs as the Rays hit him very hard in his two plus innings of action. Wakefield took the loss and fell to 9-11 on the year. Devern Hansack gave up one run in relief while Javier Lopez and David Pauley were both charged with two runs each.
The Sox did get two home runs from big papi David Ortiz. Ortiz connected on a two run shot in the first inning and then a solo home run in the fourth inning. That was all the scoring for the Sox however as they struggled at the plate.
The Red Sox will be off on Thursday and then will begin a series with the Toronto Blue Jays. I look for the Red Sox to sweep the series and hopefully get right back on top of the division.