Rays - 400 001 100 - 6 5 0With two outs in the seventh, Scutaro singled, Pedroia homered, Martinez singled, and Youkilis homered -- and it looked like the diehards who stuck around cold, damp Fenway might be rewarded.
Red Sox - 000 010 400 - 5 11 2
But no. In the eighth, Lowell led off with a single and Mike Cameron walked, but Jeremy Hermida struck out and Scutaro popped to right. And Pedroia, Martinez, and Youkilis went in order on only nine pitches in the ninth.
An error by Cameron on an easy fly ball should have ended the top of the first. Instead, it left the door open for Tampa to torment Buchholz for 44 pitches and four unearned runs.
James Shields / Clay Buchholz
Small Game James at Fenway: 0-6 in six starts, 8.04 ERA and a 1.893 WHIP, having allowed 43 hits and 10 walks in 28 innings.
Dustin Pedroia (.455/.500/.636), J.D. Drew (.417/.481/.833), and David Ortiz (.391/.481/.870) have fun facing Shields.
Current members of the Rays are hitting only .222/.300/.286 against Buchholz (in 70 plate appearances).
* following end of Friday's suspended game.