Lester And Sox Get Pounded By Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays continued their dominance of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday as Evan Longoria and company compiled 17 hits through nine innings in order to secure a 14-5 victory over the Sox.

Jon Lester (2-3) couldn’t find the mark against the Rays, especially Longoria, as the 25-year-old southpaw pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits and eight runs while striking out six.  Tampa Bay’s third-basemen went 2-for-4 with a homerun and five RBIs to expand his league lead in RBIs to 44.

Rocco Baldelli went 2-for-5 with a homerun for the Sox but it wasn’t enough against Scott Kazmir and the Rays as Tampa’s lefty recorded his fourth win of the season.

Tampa Bay will look to win its seventh straight with Matt Garza on the mound tomorrow night against Boston’s Josh Beckett.

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