Recap - there's no defense against the walk

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of 3 2-out walks by Boston starting pitcher Jake Peavy in the top of the 4th inning to prevail 2-1 over the Red Sox in Game 1 of their day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Jonny Gomes (pictured) singled home Dustin Pedroia who had led off the game with a walk. The Rays tied it on a home run by David DeJesus to right field leading off the top of the 3rd inning.

Aside from the walks in the 4th inning, Peavy gave another very strong performance going 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 4. He threw 66 of his 113 pitches for strikes.

Tampa will send Chris Archer to the mound against Felix Doubront for the Red Sox in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Game time is set for 7:10 PM.

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