Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Looking pale and sick, Matt Clement stood by his locker and, in a voice made raspy by asthma, declined to talk to reporters after last night's 5-2 loss to the Devil Rays.

It appeared that talking really might be beyond his strength, at least after 103 pitches and six innings of climate-controlled work inside the dome at Tropicana Field.

One day after an asthma episode -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona wouldn't go so far as to call it an attack --...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Three throwing errors in a week? That doesn't compute for Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell, not after a season in which he made just five errors.

''I don't know, man, under the domes, too," said Lowell, who made two throwing errors in three games in Toronto's Rogers Centre last weekend, bouncing one and airmailing the other, then short-hopping first baseman Kevin Youkilis in last night's 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

''Who knows," Low...