Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Here's everything you'd want to know about the 21-game hitting streak Manny Ramírez brings into today's game at Tropicana Field, which is the longest of his career (he hit in 20 straight in 2000, his last season with the Indians), is the longest in the American League this season, and is the longest current in the majors, Chase Utley's 35-game streak having ended Friday night:

The streak is the longest by a Red Sox player since Johnny Damon hit i...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- At this rate, the demand for Javy Lopez souvenir Red Sox jerseys may be slow to develop.

Given a golden chance to give his new fan base a reason to celebrate his arrival, Lopez grounded into a bases-loaded, game-ending double play last night in an 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tropicana Field.

``It seemed like I was hitting fungoes to the shortstop all night," said Lopez, who is hitless in nine at-bats, with two strikeouts and two GI...