Rays hold off Red Sox to cut WC lead to two games

 

The Red Sox have lost 11 of their last 14 and are now left rooting for the Yankees, who play the Rays seven times in Tampa Bay's last 10 games. But Evan Longoria fielded the carom and threw to first for the out, Price stayed in the game and Tampa Bay beat the Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday to take three out of four from Boston and close within two games in the AL wild-card race. 
Tampa Bay already led 3-0 against a wild Tim Wakefield when Mike Aviles hit a hard shot up the middle and off the "Rays" logo below Price's right shoulder. The ball bounced toward third base for a 1-5-3 putout, and trainers went to the mound to look at Price.
After several minutes of examination -- at one point Price sat on the ground and untucked his shirt so the medical staff could look at the bruise -- Price retired Adrian Gonzalez an inning-ending groundout. Price gave up Darnell McDonald's two-run double in the fourth that made it 4-2. Jake McGee (3-1) relieved and pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief for the win, and Joel Peralta pitched the ninth for his fifth save. 
"We're winning. We've got to go out and play better. That's basically it," he said. "I'm real confident. We've got a great team and we've got to find a way to figure it out. We've got a two-game lead with 10 games to go. We're not going to sit back and feel sorry for ourselves. We've got to win. I've already turned the page."
Matt Joyce had three hits and three RBI and the Rays capitalized on Wakefield's knuckleball to beat Boston for the eighth time in nine games. Wakefield (7-7) threw one wild pitch and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia muffed four of his knucklers for passed balls, miscues that contributed to three runs. Entering with a 6-2 lead, McGee retired his first eight batters before Marco Scutaro's single chased him with two outs in the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, Aviles hit a three-run homer before Cesar Ramos struck out Adrian Gonzalez. 
Tampa Bay went ahead 3-0 in the second after Casey Kotchman led off by reaching on a passed ball on a third strike. He took second on another passed ball and scored on Johnny Damon's double. In the fourth, Joyce doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored on Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly. And the Rays got another knuckler-aided run in the fifth when Desmond Jennings singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. 

The Red Sox have lost 11 of their last 14 and are now left rooting for the Yankees, who play the Rays seven times in Tampa Bay's last 10 games. But Evan Longoria fielded the Baseball jerseys carom and threw to first for the out, Price stayed in the game and Tampa Bay beat the Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday to take three out of four from Boston and close within two games in the AL wild-card race. Tampa Bay already led 3-0 against a wild Tim Wakefield when Mike Aviles hit a hard shot up the middle and off the "Rays" logo below Price's right shoulder. The ball bounced toward third base for a 1-5-3 putout, and trainers went to the mound to look at Price.After several minutes of examination -- at one point Price sat on the Cheap MLB jerseys  ground and untucked his shirt so the medical staff could look at the bruise -- Price retired Adrian Gonzalez an inning-ending groundout. Price gave up Darnell McDonald's two-run double in the fourth that made it 4-2. Jake McGee (3-1) relieved and pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief for the win, and Joel Peralta pitched the ninth for his fifth save. "We're winning. We've got to go out and play better. That's basically it," he said. "I'm real confident. We've got a great team and we've got to find a way to figure it out. We've got a two-game lead with 10 games to go. We're not going to sit back and feel sorry for ourselves. We've got to win. I've already turned the page."Matt Joyce had three hits and three RBI and the Rays capitalized on Wakefield's knuckleball to beat Boston for the eighth time in nine games. Wakefield (7-7) threw one wild pitch and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia muffed four of his knucklers for passed balls, miscues that contributed to three runs. Entering with a 6-2 lead, McGee retired his first eight batters before Marco Scutaro's single chased him with two outs in the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, Aviles hit a three-run homer before Cesar Ramos struck out Adrian Gonzalez. Tampa Bay went ahead 3-0 in the second after Casey Kotchman led off by reaching on a passed ball on a third strike. He took second on another passed ball and scored on Johnny Damon's double. In the fourth, Joyce doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored on Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly. And the Rays got another knuckler-aided run in the fifth when Desmond Jennings singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. 

 

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