Rays - 000 100 000 - 1 8 1And Boston is back in first place!
Red Sox - 003 100 10x - 5 11 0
Beckett (6-7-1-0-5, 92) worked around some long counts and some difficulty with his curveball in the early innings. He was followed by Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima Craig and Hansen, who combined to allow only one hit and one walk over the final three frames. MDC struck out all three of the Rays he faced.
Tonight's #3 hitter J.D. Drew singled, doubled, walked, scored twice, had one RBI, and stole a base. Kevin Youkilis singled twice, as did Coco Crisp. Coco also walked, brought in a run with a sac fly, and appeared to punch Akinori Iwamura in the groin while trying to steal second in the eighth inning.
Crisp was tagged out and roughly 10 minutes later, during a Rays pitching change, Tampa manager Joe Maddon was yelling some bad words into the Red Sox dugout at Coco.
Edwin Jackson (3.70, 111 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.30, 101 ERA+)
Justin Masterson, Dustin Pedroia and third base coach Demarlo Hale have shaved their heads. ... Carlos Pena broke his left index finger in the first inning last night and has been put on the disabled list.Ellsbury, LF
Also: Litsch/Mussina at 7.