Recap - long balls help down Red Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Red Sox pitchers served up three home run balls and the offense could only manage three hits as Boston fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Wade Miley took the loss, evening his record at 7-7. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over 6.1 innings. One of those hits was a two-run homer by Jake Elmore.

Matt Barnes allowed two home runs in his return to the Boston bullpen.

The lone Red Sox run came on Alejandro De Aza's fifth home run of the year in the top of the eighth.

The Red Sox and Rays wore throwback uniforms with Boston going with the 1975 look and Tampa wearing what they might have worn had the team been in existence in the late 70's.

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