Bos 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4
TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 X 6
Date of game: 7/25/2014

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Boston

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Longoria lined a go-ahead three- run double as part of a four-run bottom of the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game following a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set.

David Price (11-7), who had a minuscule 0.90 ERA over his last five starts coming in, struck out 10 and allowed three runs on eight hits over eight innings to win his sixth consecutive outing for Tampa Bay, which has won 19 of its last 24 games overall.

Price faced the fading Red Sox for the first time since hitting David Ortiz with a pitch on May 30, which led to a benches-clearing brawl in the fourth inning of a 3-2, 10-inning loss.

Desmond Jennings smacked a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs, while Ben Zobrist ran out three infield singles among his four hits to go with an RBI and a run scored in the triumph.

"The offense, that was a great job by them," said Price. "Our offense did a great job. They battled back."

Jake McGee picked up his 10th save of the season despite yielding a run in the ninth.

Shane Victorino cracked a solo shot among his two hits and two RBI to go with a run scored for Boston, which has dropped four straight. Red Sox starter Jon Lester fanned seven, but surrendered two runs on six hits and a walk over six frames in a no-decision.

"With the exception of the 35 pitches in the fifth inning, he was as good as Jon has been," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Lester.

Ortiz, who played despite injuring his back on a check swing in Thursday's loss to Arizona, went 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

The Rays trailed 3-2 before surging ahead in the seventh.

Andrew Miller hit Jose Molina with a pitch before striking out Logan Forsythe to start the seventh. Junichi Tazawa (1-2) came on and walked Jennings. Zobrist then slapped a base hit to right to plate pinch-runner Cole Figueroa, who replaced Molina, and tie the game.

Brandon Guyer coaxed a free pass before Longoria laced a double down the left- field line to clear the bases and give Tampa Bay a 6-3 advantage.

David Ross' sacrifice fly in the ninth capped the scoring.

Earlier, Boston opened the scoring in the second when Victorino launched his solo shot into the seats in left.

The Rays plated a pair in the fifth before the Red Sox got both runs back in the sixth and retake the lead again.

James Loney led off the fifth with a single and Jennings followed two batters later with his two-run blast to left and end Lester's career-high 18 scoreless innings stretch.

Dustin Pedroia cracked a one-out double into the gap in left-center in the sixth and scored on an Ortiz single up the middle. Mike Napoli lined out before back-to-back base hits by Jonny Gomes and Victorino pushed Ortiz across for a 3-2 Boston edge.

Game Notes

Molina had his nine-game hitting streak snapped ... Jennings' homer was his ninth of the season, while Longoria's two-bagger was his 17th ... Tampa Bay was 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position, while Boston finished 2-for-4.

Texas QB Ash out against BYU

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU after sustaining a concussion in last weekend's season opener.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers hit Canada

The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.

Royals activate Hosmer

The Kansas City Royals will get their first baseman back for the season's stretch run, as the club reinstated Eric Hosmer from the 15-day disabled list as rosters expanded on Monday.

USA tested by Turkey in World Cup prelim

Kenneth Faried scored 22 points on 11- of-14 shooting and the United States pulled away down the stretch for a 98-77 win over Turkey on Day 2 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.