Daisuke Matsuzaka slips and falls trying to field a bunt. (AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
The slim lead -- provided by Jason Bay's two-out two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth -- didn't faze the Red Sox with Jonathan Papelbon on the mound. But on a night Daisuke Matsuzaka made the bullpen come in to work early, the Rays got to the closer and sent Boston to a loss.
a-Walked for Hinske in the 7th. b-Batted for Floyd, C in the 9th. c-Homered for Ruggiano in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Bartlett (20, Matsuzaka), Perez, F (1, Papelbon), Navarro, D (24, Papelbon). HR:
Johnson, D (1, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D
3; Aybar, W 2; Johnson, D 4; Perez, F 2; Iwamura 2. RBI: Floyd, C (36), Aybar, W (27), Bartlett (29),
Johnson, D (1), Navarro, D (46). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 5; Navarro, D;
Floyd, C 2. SF: Aybar, W. Team RISP: 1-for-17. Team LOB: 13.
Navarro, D (4, throw). DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).