Andrew Bailey implodes in Red Sox 7-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays
Jose Iglesias finished Thursday evening with three hits and his first home run in the majors in the ninth inning in the 7-4 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. The homer came off of Rays reliever JP Howell. The Red Sox split the series at Tropicana Field and fall to 6-10 in September.
Andrew Bailey blew just his second save as a member of the Red Sox.
He allowed singles to Matt Joyce and Jeff Keppinger to start the inning before Luke Scott advanced the runners with a groundout to first Carlos Pena then singled home a run. Ryan Thompson pinch ran for Pena and stole second base to adavance into scoring position.
After walking Stephen Vogt, Desmond Jennings lined a two-run single to center.
Vicente Padilla came in, but allowed a walkoff three-run shot to B.J. Upton to end the game.
In the end, Bailey allowed five earned runs on four hits and a walk, along with his first loss in a Red Sox uniform.
Clay Buchholz continued his great run of starts with a scoreless seven inning effort. He only allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four on 94 pitchers.
On the other side, David Price did not pitch badly either. He went the first 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. He also struckout seven in the quality start.
The Red Sox got on the board first in the top of the sixth inning thanks to a two-out RBI double off the bat of Cody Ross to score Iglesias from second. Ryan Lavarnway followed up with a RBI single off the glove of the shortstop Ben Zobrist to score Ross.
After allowing a single to Mauro Gomez and walking Mike Avilesto load the bases, Price got Daniel Nava to groundout to third to end the inning.
The Red Sox made it 3-0 in the eighth thanks to a RBI triple for Gomez that scored Lavarnway from first.
Junichi Tazawa came into the eighth inning and allowed his first earned run since August 29. It was off the bat of Zobrist thanks to a sacrifice fly that scored Jennings from third after his leadoff double.
By: Brian Roach
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