Aug 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) scores a run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Shutout by Rays At The Trop

The Red Sox offense couldn’t get things going, losing 7-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday night.

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi twirled seven scoreless innings, only allowing one hit and three walks while striking out seven Red Sox. The Tampa bullpen would keep the Sox off the scoreboard to complete the shutout.

Allen Webster on the other hand, struggled mightily for Boston, only lasting four innings and giving up six earned runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The righty has been inconsistent over the past few weeks and if anything, has a timid grasp on a starting rotation slot for next season.

Boston suffered a different type of loss when second baseman Dustin Pedroia left the game with concussion-like symptoms after being struck in the head by Logan Forsythe, who was advancing to second base on a fly ball.

A three-run second inning by the Rays was enough for Tampa to come away with the victory. James Loney contributed for the Rays with an RBI-double, obviously a big revenge game for the former member of the Red Sox (remember those five weeks when he was on the team). Will Middlebrooks, who entered the game for the injured Pedroia, recorded the only hit of the night for the Red Sox.

Clay Buchholz toes the rubber for the Sox against Alex Cobb in the third game of the series at the Trop with first pitch called for 1:40 p.m. EST.

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