July 30, 2013

Sox: Out at home and 1st

The tying run is out at home on a blown call as Boston loses to Tampa Bay and drops to second place in the AL East.

By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press

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Clouds hang over Fenway Park during a game between the Red Sox and Rays on Monday.

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Daniel Nava can’t believe he was called out at home by umpire Jerry Meals in the eighth inning Monday night while trying to score from third on a sacrifice fly. The Sox lost to the Rays, 2-1.

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WHO: Red Sox (Workman 0-1) vs. Seattle Mariners (Saunders 9-9)

WHEN: 7:10 p.m.

WHERE: Fenway Park


Felix Doubront (7-5) allowed two runs on eight hits and three walks, striking out four in five innings.

Price pitched a five-hitter to beat the Red Sox on Wednesday and help the Rays move a half-game back in the AL East behind Boston, which had been in first since May 27. But the series finale was rained out on Thursday, bringing the teams back to Boston for the makeup on Monday night.

Before they could finish things up at Fenway for the season, the Rays took over first place in the division on Friday and then gave it back on Sunday.

Price allowed just Ortiz's double high off the Green Monster to lead off the second inning and Snyder's 302-foot fly ball off the Pesky Pole for a home run in the sixth. That was the only runner to get past second base against Price, who walked none and struck out eight to win for the fifth time in six starts since coming off the disabled list on July 2.


NOTES: Doubront has allowed three runs or fewer in 18 of 19 starts, including his last 14, the longest streak by a Red Sox LHP starter since at least 1920. It matches the longest by a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2002.


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