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Tampa Bay Rays 5, Boston Red Sox 4 (in 11 innings)
Stars of the Game:
Julio Lugo is bad. This game marked his 7th error. His two RBIs came on a walk by a struggling pitcher and a fielders choice ball. When his average drops below .250 I’ll have more to say. Till then.
What were you thinking Francona?
Why is Francona avoiding Okajima? In a tied game he is your best guy without wasting Papelbon. Okajima has been used only twice in the past 9 days. Instead Papelbon and Timlin warm up. OK, fair enough, so bring Papelbon in and keep it tied at least. No…instead he brings in a guy with a 13.50 ERA. A win is hanging by a thread and the worst bullpen arm is let in. Game over, Rays win.