Recap - Sox squander brilliant Lackey outing

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy AP
Cole Figueroa's double in the bottom of the 9th inning off Boston reliever Burke Badenhop pushed the Tampa Bay Rays past the Red Sox 1-0 at Tropicana Field. Andrew Miller took the loss; for Figueroa it was just his second Major League hit.

Boston starter John Lackey probably deserved better from his teammates who have now dropped 8 straight games. He shut the Rays down for 7 innings allowing just 5 hits and a walk while striking out 3.

Boston managed just 5 hits and left a combined 14 runners on base. Rays starter Chris Archer limited the Red Sox to 4 hits in his 6 innings of work. He struck out 11.

Shane Victorino aggravated his right hamstring in the top of the 9th inning and had to be removed from the game; he will be examined prior to Saturday's game.

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