Edwin Jackson ran into trouble in the first inning, giving up a homer. (Winslow Townson/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Edwin Jackson settled down after allowing three runs in the first inning, but it was all for naught as the Rays' bats couldn't crack Red Sox starter Jon Lester. When the dust cleared, Tampa Bay's lead in the AL East was down to just half a game.
BATTING 2B: Ortiz, D (24, Jackson, E). HR: Bay (28, 1st inning off Jackson, E, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Ortiz, D 2; Youkilis; Crisp 3; Bay 5; Kotsay 2. RBI: Ortiz, D (73), Youkilis (98), Bay (95). 2-out RBI: Bay. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay; Pedroia. GIDP: Lowell. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING SB: Crisp (20, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro, D). CS: Youkilis (5, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D), Crisp (7, 2nd base by Howell/Navarro, D). PO: Crisp (1st base by Howell).