Red Sox fall short against Rays

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox weren't able to make an early 2-0 lead hold up as the Rays came from behind to beat Boston 3-2 Wednesday afternoon.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Rafael Devers touched Rays starter Charlie Morton for a two-run single in the top of the third, but Morton held Boston in check the rest of the way, going seven innings for the win.

David Price went six innings in the loss, charged with all three Tampa runs. He struck out eight as his record fell to 7-4.

J.D. Martinez continued his recent hot streak with a pair of hits.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora (pictured) played the game under protest following a somewhat confusing situation in the eighth inning in which Rays manager Kevin Cash moved one of his pitchers to first base in order to be able to keep him in the game and move him back to the mound.

Boston heads home where they will take on the Yankees in a four-game weekend series. It's the first time New York has been at Fenway this season.

Click here to find more by Jim Monaghan on Red Sox Life. Follow him on twitter - @Monaghan21.