One streak ends...another two continue. Red Sox starter John Lackey saw a 6-0 run in his last 7 starts come to an end thanks to another lackluster performance by the Red Sox offense which managed only 3 hits for the 3rd consecutive game. Rays lefthander David Price pitched 8 strong innings giving up 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6.
The Red Sox best chance to score came in the 6th inning when Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a triple. He was caught in a rundown on a ground ball off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez to end the threat.
The shutout was the 8th of the season for the Red Sox who will head to Kansas City to play the Royals tomorrow through Sunday.
NOTES - - David Ortiz was out of the lineup again with right heel bursitis.
This was the 8th game in a row in which the Red Sox allowed the opposition to score first. The Sox have lost 5 of those 8 games.
Ryan Westmoreland, the Red Sox prospect who had brain surgery in March, was in the batter's box facing live pitching for the first time earlier today. Up to now, Westmoreland has only hit off a pitching machine.
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