Lester Struggles; Sox Lose Again
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Jon Lester was tagged for 7 runs over 6 innings of work, and the Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1 at Fenway Park. The loss makes it 3 straight vs. Tampa and 4 in a row overall.
Matt Garza got the win after throwing 8 shutout innings allowing 4 hits, 2 walks while striking out 5. The Sox lone run came against the Tampa bullpen in the bottom of the 9th.
At the plate for the Rays, Carlos Pena and B.J. Upton each hit 2 run HRs, and Ben Zobrist had a 2 RBI single.
The Sox look to avoid the 4 game sweep, Marathon Monday at 11:05am. John Lackey takes the mound for Boston.