Matt Garza allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings Sunday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Matt Garza struck out six over seven solid innings, but left with the finale against the Red Sox tied. After the bullpen allowed the go-ahead run to score in the eighth, the Rays put runners on the corners with nobody out in the ninth, but Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford all whiffed.
BATTING 2B: Upton, B (5, Beckett), Aybar, W (4, Beckett). TB: Bartlett; Aybar,
W 3; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 2; Burrell. RBI: Burrell (17), Crawford, C (15), Bartlett (13). 2-out
RBI: Burrell; Crawford, C. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Longoria; Navarro,
D 2; Crawford, C 2. SF: Bartlett. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 8.
Crawford, C (22, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Iwamura (7, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Bartlett (7, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek). CS:
Upton, B (2, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Crawford, C
(Green, N at 2nd base), Zobrist (Green, N at 2nd base).
BATTING 2B: Bay 2 (8, Garza, M, Wheeler, D), Bailey (2, Garza, M), Varitek (7, Garza, M), Ortiz, D
(10, Shouse). TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell; Green, N 2; Varitek 2; Bay 4; Bailey 2. RBI:
Drew, J (17), Varitek (12), Green, N (12), Bay (34). 2-out RBI: Varitek; Green, N. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Varitek 2. Team RISP: 3-for-10. Team LOB: 7.
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