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Rays-Red Sox game updates

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 22, 2010 01:07 PM

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Game over: Rays 11, Red Sox 9

Sox left runners on second and third when Derrik Gibson grounded out. There were 27 hits in the game, eight of them homers.

Bottom of the 9th: Rays 11, Red Sox 9

No quit in those minor leaguers as they have scored three times in the ninth. Mark Wagner had an RBI triple, his second three-bagger of the game. And he's a catcher.

Meanwhile the Cardinals scored seven runs in the eighth inning to beat the Sox 13-8 in Jupiter, Ugly day for Sox pitching and now they're 9-11 on the spring.

Bottom of the 8th, Rays 11, Red Sox 5

The minor leaguers scored three in the seventh as Ray Chang belted a three-run shot to left. They've added two more in the eighth. Sox lead the Cardinals 7-6 in the eighth over in Jupiter.

Top of the 7th, Rays 11, Red Sox 1

Just returned from the clubhouse, which explains the lack of updates. Hank Blalock just connected (off Joe Nelson) for Tampa Bay's seventh home run.

But in Jupiter, the Red Sox are up 7-6 in the 7th.

Top of the 5th, Rays 10, Red Sox 1

So guess what happened when Sean Rodriguez got up? Home run to right field. Three in this inning off Tazawa.

Top of the 5th, Rays 9, Red Sox 1

Enjoy the Stop & Shop sushi and Del's lemonade in Pawtucket, Junichi. After Pena singled, Zobrist lined a home run to right field. The Rays have five jacks in this game.

However the Sox lead 7-4 in Jupiter.

Top of the 5th, Rays 7, Red Sox 1

So it seems Evan Longoria is the man. He crushed the first pitch from Junichi Tazawa off the scoreboard in left. Holy cats, he can hit.

Top of the 4th, Rays 6, Red Sox 1

The Sox got one back when Cameron doubled and eventually scored on Pedroia's sacrifice fly. But Kelly Shoppach homered again in the top of the fourth. Why can't the Red Sox get players like Shoppach? (Yes, I watched a lot of Bob Lobel).

Sox lead 7-4 in Jupiter. The B lineup is crushed Brad Penny apparently. That's a shame.

Middle of the 3rd, Rays 5, Red Sox 0

Atchison adds to his resume as Burrell goes 5-4-3 and Blalock pops to short. Meanwhile, the Red Sox lead the Cardinals 5-4 in Jupiter. It was 5-0 before St. Louis scored four in the bottom of the third.

Top of the 3rd, Rays 5, Red Sox 0

Boof walked Pena and Zobrist after the homer and Terry Francona came out to get him. If the Sox were showcasing him, he didn't show much. Atchison comes out of the bullpen.

Top of the 3rd, Rays 5, Red Sox 0

Evan Longoria, my pick for MVP in the AL, just launched a ball over the fence in left off Bonser.

Middle of the 2nd, Rays 4, Red Sox 0

Alas, poor Boof. After retiring the first four Rays in order, here is what happened:

Zobrist: Line drive up the middle for a single
Burrell: K swinging
Blalock: Single
Rodriguez: RBI single to left
Shoppach: Three-run homer to left

Middle of the 1st, Rays 0, Red Sox 0

Boof Bonser retired the side in order. Jacoby Ellsbury made a nice sliding catch for the first out. The Boofer also whiffed Longoria.

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