Despite being out-hit by Boston, Tampa Bay made the most out of every opportunity to beat the Sox 5-3. The Sox had plenty of opportunities to rack up a few more runs, but as usual, they couldn't come through.
Clay Buchholz made his first start since June 19th and the Rays were not very welcoming. Buchholz had a better outing on paper this time, but the run support wasn't exactly there to reward him with the win. Clay went 6 1/3, and gave up only 3 hits and 1 walk, but the Rays were able to amount 4 runs on those 3 hits. Buchholz was able to strike out 8 in his outing. David Price didn't do much better (7.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K), but did just enough to hold the Sox to those 3 runs. Oh, and the Albers/Miller combo in relief sucked pretty bad tonight.
The Sox got their first two runs by way of a 2-run bomb to left by Will Middlebrooks. The third and final run came by way of a throwing error by David Price that scored Cody Ross. That pretty much sums up the game.
The Sox must really love being at .500.