MLB video highlights: Rays top Red Sox, 2-1 in first of two games

In a rather ugly game early, which turned dramatic in the later innings, the Red Sox and Rays combined for 13 walks, with the Rays coming away with a 2-1 win in the first of a day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park. With the loss the Red Sox fell to 0-7 in games attempting to get back to .500 this year.

Replay once again went against the Red Sox as in the seventh inning with Dustin Pedroia on first base, David Ortiz ripped a double off the wall in left and Pedroia tried to score all the way from first. After a perfect relay from the Rays, Pedroia was called out at home on a bang-bang play at the plate. The play was reviewed, but came out inconclusive, much to the dismay of Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield, who was immediately ejected. After further review of the replay it was tough to see if Pedroia ever did in fact touch home plate, which made it difficult to overturn.

“I thought not only did Dustin beat the throw and beat the tag, but felt like his left foot made some contact with home plate,” said manager John Farrell. “Our video internally showed that was the case and upon review the call came back, it stood. They felt like there wasn’t enough conclusive evidence to overturn the call on the field.

“Looking back at it (first base umpire Toby Basner) was in position and he felt like Dustin slid to the right of home plate. The mark in the dirt at home plate showed he went across the back edge, but again there review said they couldn’t tell conclusively if his foot touch home plate or not.”

After allowing a David DeJesus solo homer in the third inning, the wheels fell off for starter Jake Peavy in the fourth as he matched his pitch total through the first three innings by throwing 35 pitches in the inning. The right-hander allowed a double and walked three straight Rays for them to score their second run and eventual game-winner. Overall, Peavy went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs on three hits, but walked five and struck out four taking his first loss of the year.

The Red Sox scored their run in the first on a Jonny Gomes RBI single, scoring Pedroia. Spot starter for the Rays, Cesar Ramos also struggled with his control, going 4 2/3 innings allowing one run on one hit, but walked six throwing 95 pitches. The Sox offense couldn’t get much going and struggled with men on base, going 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and leaving 11 total on base.

Their bullpen turned in another solid outing as Chris Capuano (2/3 inning), Burke Badenhop (1 inning) and Andrew Miller (1 inning) combined to throw 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief.

The teams will be back at it for the night portion of their doubleheader in just a few hours (7:10, NESN) as Felix Doubront will be opposed by Chris Archer.

What they’ll be saying: The story of the game was the reviewed play at the plate, but it really shouldn’t have came to that as the Red Sox had plenty of chances to win the game before even attempting to tie the game on that play. As a team they couldn’t come up with a clutch hit, they scored one run off Ramos, even after forcing him to throw 35 pitches in the first inning and finally, Peavy walked three hitters, including walking in the game-winning run in the fourth … There are good signs offensively as Mike Napoli extended his on-base streak to 23 games, Pedroia’s to 12 games and Xander Bogaerts has now reached in 23 of 26 games this year. They are getting plenty of opportunities, just failing to get the elusive hit with runners in scoring position. Luckily for the team they will be able to get right back at it in the nightcap of the doubleheader.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Is #JusticeForAvaLynn a case of bullying?

On Saturday, the hashtag #JusticeForAvaLynn became one of the trending topics on Twitter. Users circulated the above photo of 5-year-old AvaLynn, posted by her mother…

International

Terrorism could spread to US and Europe in…

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East,…

National

Ex-Bitcoin official to plead guilty to Silk Road…

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of…

International

China's army changes tactics to prepare for war…

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as…

Gossip

Joan Rivers on life support: Report

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers has been placed on life support, "completely reliant on machines to stay alive." Rivers has been hospitalized since she…

Movies

What's new on Netflix in September

September has a supernatural theme for Netflix. UFO "documentaries" and the survivalist reality series "Doomsday Preppers" are among the new series coming to the online…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Wellbeing

VIDEO: Still not wearing sunscreen? You will after…

Sunscreen is possibly the most often repeated - and ignored - piece of skincare advice. But Thomas Leveritt took a different tactic. With a short…

Food

Twitter used to track down sources of food…

When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up…

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…