Matt Garza tossed 118 pitches in 7 1/3 innings and took the loss. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
A pair of dubious streaks continued in the Game 1 loss to the Red Sox, as right-hander Matt Garza remained winless in his past nine outings and the Rays' skid reached 10 games, their last win coming on Sept. 2 vs. Boston.
a-Doubled for Green, N in the 8th. 1-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Ellsbury (25, Garza, M), Pedroia (43, Garza, M), Ortiz, D (29, Garza, M), Martinez, V (31, Garza, M). HR: Pedroia (13, 8th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Ortiz, D 2; Kotchman; Ellsbury 2; Baldelli; Pedroia 6; Reddick; Martinez, V 3. RBI: Martinez, V (97), Pedroia 2 (63). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Green, N; Kotchman. SAC: Ellsbury. GIDP: Green, N. Team RISP: 2-for-9. Team LOB: 6.