Rays lose 5-1, perfect-gamed into 9th
The Rays lost to the Red Sox 5-1 on Sunday, but avoided the distinction of having another perfect game thrown against them.
The Rays were held without a hit or even a baserunner into the 9th, when OF Jason Bourgeois, a non-roster invitee, reached on an infield singled. They eventually avoided the shutout when Cole Figueroa doubled.
"I'm just glad I could shed some light on the day for us,'' Bourgeois said. "It was a tough one.''
Sox starter Jon Lester worked the first six innings followed by Anthony Carter and Joel Hanrahan, then the Rays got to Marco Duarte in the ninth.
Alex Cobb started and pitched well for the Rays, who are off on Monday then play in Lakeland on Tuesday.
The Rays have been on the wrong end of perfect games by Mark Buehrle, Dallas Braden and Felix Hernandez during regular season play.