Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/30/13
Now, this is how to use Twitter. Tension was high Monday between the Red Sox and the Rays, who played a makeup game to finish off a taut four-game set that started last Monday. That series was competitive enough, but Monday’s game took on heightened importance after the Rays snatched the American League East lead during the interlude between the teams’ meetings. On Monday night, the AL East lead was on the line again as the two teams faced each other once more. That contest ended with controversy thanks to a blown call at home plate. The Rays left Fenway Park with the division lead and some bragging rights, which they uncorked before the teams had barely left the field after the game. Dear @RedSox scoreboard operator - your standings are wrong. Yours truly, @RaysBaseball.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 30, 2013 The Red Sox’ Twitter account was not to be outdone, though. It had a pretty good response up its sleeve, giving a nod to the Rays’ lack of fan interest in recent years despite Tampa’s rise in the division. Don't worry @raysbaseball we look forward to seeing you in Tampa in September for our home games at the Trop.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 30, 2013 This rivalry is starting to get fun. The Rays and Red Sox meet next — in Tampa, of course — for three games on Sept. 10-12. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, MLB, NESN Staff, Tampa Bay Rays, Twitter

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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