Red Sox crushed by Tampa Bay Rays, 13 - 0, in game twenty-two of season
A thoroughly flat performance by the Red Sox on Thursday night at Tropicana Field was salvaged slightly when they were at least able to avoid the history books.
Rays right-hander Matt Garza retired the first 18 hitters he faced, but his bid at perfection ended when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a looping liner for an infield hit to open the seventh.
Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 1 0
Rays - 004 211 05x - 13 18 0
It's been an interesting two days for rookie Jonathan Van Every.
While he might have imagined himself making a couple of crucial catches late in the game and driving in a couple of runs, including an extra-inning home run for the win -- his contribution to Wednesday's victory in Cleveland -- the rest of his fantasy probably did not involve coming in from right field the very next night to pitch to four batters in the eighth inning of a blowout.