Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa Bay Rays up next: at Boston Red Sox

UP NEXT

at Red Sox

Tonight-Wednesday

What's new: The Sox are hurting, with 2B Dustin Pedroia (broken foot) definitely out, C Victor Martinez (broken thumb) possibly out and RHP Clay Buchholz (hyperextended knee) needing at least extra rest. Plus, RHP Josh Beckett, INF Mike Lowell and OFs Jacoby Ellsbury and Jeremy Hermida are on the DL. On the other hand, their 22-10 mark since May 24 is the best in the AL East, and they are playing well, getting good starting pitching (though some suspect relief work) and plenty of offense, led by David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Beltre, plus rookie smash Daniel Nava.

Key stat: Closer Jonathan Papelbon, above, has a 5.21 ERA in 20 save opportunities (converting 17) and a 1.98 ERA in 11 non-save appearances. He has allowed a career-high six home runs.

Connections: Sox 1B coach Tim Bogar was a Rays coach, hitting coach Dave Magadan a Tampa product. … Rays C Kelly Shoppach, 1B Carlos Peña and OF Gabe Kapler are former Sox. Senior adviser Don Zimmer managed in Boston.

Series history: Rays lead season series 4-3, with road team winning all games. Sox lead 131-81 overall, 74-32 at Fenway.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays up next: at Boston Red Sox 06/28/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:33am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa lawyer Fred Ridley to be new chairman of Augusta National, Masters' home (w/ video)

    Golf

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fred Ridley first came to Augusta National to compete in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion, and he played the opening round in the traditional pairing with the defending champion, Jack Nicklaus.

  2. Rays send down Chase Whitley, Andrew Kittredge; add Chih-Wei Hu, activate Alex Cobb

    Blogs

    After having to cover more than five innings following a short start by Austin Pruitt, the Rays shuffled their bullpen following Wednesday's game, sending down RHPs Chase Whitley and Andrew Kittredge,

    The Kittredge move was expected, as he was summoned to add depth to the pen Wednesday in advance of RHP Alex …

  3. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred moves closer to wanting a decision on Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred called Wednesday for urgency from Tampa Bay area government leaders to prioritize and move quicker on plans for a new Rays stadium.

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks with reporters at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Blue Jays game

    The Heater

    The Austin Pruitt experiment might be over, or at least put on pause. After allowing six runs over seven innings to Seattle on Friday, the rookie didn't get through the fourth Wednesday, giving up five runs on four homers. His ERA for past six starts: 5.29.

  5. Six home runs doom Rays in loss to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — A curve that didn't bounce was the difference Wednesday as the Rays lost 7-6 to the Blue Jays in front of 8,264, the smallest Tropicana field crowd since Sept. 5, 2006.

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) greets center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) at the plate after his two run home run in the third inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.