Found May 27, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Sean Rodriguez slammed a 2-run home run off Red Sox closer Alredo Aceves in the top of the 9th inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 over Boston at Fenway Park.Trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th inning, Adrian Gonzalez (pictured) hit a 3-run homer into the first row of the Monster seats to give the Sox the lead and it appeared Boston would finally get over the .500 mark. However, in the Tampa Bay half of the 9th Aceves walked leadoff hitter Ben Zobrist and one out later Rodriguez hit his 5th home run of the season.Clay Buchholz pitched his best game of the 2012 season allowing just 2 runs on 8 hits and a walk over 7 innings. He struck out 6.

Rays try to take series from Red Sox in Fenway

Designated hitter Luke Scott didn't do much hitting in the Tampa Bay Rays' series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Instead, he got hit - and the benches cleared as a result. He appears to have a good chance to turn the tables given his history against Josh Beckett. Scott, Carlos Pena, Matt Joyce and the rest of the Rays will take their hacks against Beckett on Saturday...

Rodriguez's ninth-inning homer lets Rays turn tables at Fenway

BOSTON -- For the second consecutive day, a closer blew a save and the game at Fenway Park on a two-run home run in the ninth inning. On Sunday, it was the Boston Red Sox's Alfredo Aceves who gave up the go-ahead home run to the Tampa Bay Rays' Sean Rodriguez. Saturday night, it was the Rays' usually lights-out closer Fernando Rodney who gave up a walk-off home run...

Rays activate Lobaton, send Gimenez to Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have activated catcher Jose Lobaton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned catcher Chris Gimenez to Triple-A Durham. The moves were announced before Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Lobaton missed 41 games with right shoulder soreness. Also, Tampa Bay outfielder Desmond Jennings, on the 15-day DL due to a sprained...

Rays 4, Red Sox 3

Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Boston closer Alfredo Aceves, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, a day after losing in the final inning. Will Rhymes went 3 for 3 with three singles and an RBI for the Rays, who lost Saturday night on a pinch-hit, two-run homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the ninth off...

Valentine calls out Rays' coaches

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has called out the Tampa Bay Rays' coaching staff a day after the teams were involved in a benches-clearing scrum. Valentine said the Rays' staff escalated the situation that arose in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay's 7-4 win on Friday night after Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales hit Luke Scott on the right leg. He called their actions...

Your Morning Dump... Where Maddon's panties are in a bunch

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Trust me, it’s not us,’’ Maddon said. “I have no idea on their side, but just watching the video, the people that were incensed, obviously they’re the ones that were probably behind the effort...

Rays Roundup: Maddon Furious About HBP

In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Joe Maddon is furious about Luke Scott getting hit-by-pitch in ninth inning of Friday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Joyce hits his second grand slam in a week, outfielder Brandon Guyer needs season-ending shoulder surgery and Hideki Matsui is inching closer to a promotion to the big club from Durham. All of that and more inside.

Hellickson looks to lead Rays past Boston

There has been no shortage of ninth-inning excitement in the first two games between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. In Sunday's series finale at Fenway Park, the Red Sox hope to carry some momentum from their latest comeback victory over the Rays and finally move over .500 for the first time this season. The series started with a bang Friday night, with Matt Joyce hitting...

Rays' rally a perfect ending to series in Boston

Talk about a reversal of Fenway fortune. The Tampa Bay Rays couldn't have scripted a better finale to their three-act drama in Boston. It wasn't just that they left town with a morale-boosting 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon, in advance of a three-game home series against the Chicago White Sox, starting Monday at 3:10 p.m. It was the utterly perfect symmetry of the conclusion...

Luke Scott and Rays relive memories in Boston

Last night, there was another dust up between the Red Sox and Rays. It wasn't as bad as previous encounters, just some flexing and trash talk. In recent years, this has become one of the marquee rivalries. One only has to think back to last year and the Red Sox collapse that allowed the Rays to sneak into the playoffs.Let's look at some of the recent encounters.June 5, 2008...

Joe Maddon Annoyed With Red Sox Following Bench-Clearing Scuffle, Wonders 'Who Put Out the Hit' (Audio)

Things got a little chippy at Fenway on Friday night, and the frustration was obvious in the Rays clubhouse following the game. Rays manager Joe Maddon was upset at what transpired in the ninth inning, when Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales drilled Luke Scott after firing a pitch behind him earlier in the at-bat. "I didn't understand the situation whatsoever," Maddon...

Video: Tampa Bay Rays dress up as nerds on road trip to Boston

Here is a video of the players from the Tampa Bay Rays dressing up as nerds on their road trip this weekend in Boston.All the players  and their manager Joe Maddon wore bow ties just like FOX Sports' MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal. Maddon believes having the players dress up on road trips builds camaraderie.

Your Morning Dump...Where Salty proves Fernando Rodney is human

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “This is probably the best win of the year right here,’’ said designated hitter David Ortiz, no stranger to walkoff homers himself, after the Sox climbed back to .500 at 23-23, recording their first...

Red Sox top Rays on Salty's pinch-hit HR

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Fernando Rodney with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night. Daniel Nava walked to open the ninth and Nick Punto sacrificed before Saltalamacchia lofted a high drive to right-center for Boston's 11th win in 15 games. Rodney (2-1) had converted his...

Sox Walk Off To Beat Rays!

A day after the Red Sox and the Rays had a brawl in the 9th, many wondered if there would be drama, retaliation and fireworks in the game.  There was no drama, no retaliation, however there was fireworks and the first Sox walkoff to end the game! Josh Beckett took the mound and once again had a pretty gosh darn good outing on the mound.  Josh didn't seem concerned with which...
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