Recap - another bullpen implosion dooms Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

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Wade Miley pitched well enough to get a win. The bullpen didn't. The Rays scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Red Sox 8-4 in Tampa on Friday night.

Miley survived a shaky three-run first inning and held the Ray scoreless from the second through the seventh innings. He allowed seven hits but did not walk a batter while striking out five.

Junichi Tazawa was charged with four runs in just a third of an inning to blow the save and take the loss.

David Ortiz drove in a first-inning run with a double. The Red Sox added three more runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Travis Shaw, a run-scoring single by Pablo Sandoval, and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Hanigan.

Xander Bogaerts led Boston with three hits. Ortiz, Shaw and Sandoval each had a pair of hits in the loss.

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