Rays lose to Red Sox again, 6-4
The Rays got a better pitching performance but not a better result, losing their fourth straight game on Sunday, 6-4 at Boston.
Rookie Matt Moore worked 6 1/3 innings, the first starter to get past five since Wednesday. But the Rays (4-5) didn't do much to help him, leaving 10 men on and going 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Some of their problems were self-inflicted, as Jeff Keppinger made a base-running mistake that took them out of a fourth-inning rally and newly called up catcher Chris Gimenez failed to get down a bunt at a key moment during a sixth-inning rally.
They got a few bad breaks, too, such as a drive Desmond Jennings bouncing into the bullpen for a ground-rule double, preventing Matt Joyce from scoring in the third.
On the plus side, Luke Scott homered for the second straight game.
The Rays conclude their four-day matinee series in Boston with an 11:05 a.m. Patriots Day game on Monday. James Shields will start against Boston's Daniel Bard.