Tampa Bay Rays’ DH Luke Scott might have sparked the Boston Red Sox by calling the historic Fenway Park a “dump.” Scott’s words were all the fuel the Sox needed to snap out of their sluggish start. Boston has scored 31 runs in the first three games of this four-game-set with Tampa Bay while hitting 7 homers. The Sox were so locked in at the plate, Rays’ catcher Chris Gimenez said he was trying to figure out if Matt Moore was tipping his pitches or if the Sox were stealing signs in Sunday’s 6-4 Boston victory.
Watching the Rays try to get Big Papi out was like watching LeBron James try to close out a game, it was rough. David “Big Papi” Ortiz has gone 9-for-13 with a home run, 4 doubles, and 8 RBIs in the series.
Sunday’s loss extended the Rays’ losing streak to four as the team falls to 4-5 on the season. James Shields will take the mound in the last game of the four-game-series on Monday as he tries to find an answer for Ortiz and the Red Sox hot lineup. The Sox are playing their traditional Patriots’ day game on Monday, at the unusual time of 11:05 a.m. ET. Shields’ counterpart will be Daniel Bard, a former set-up man for the Sox, who will be making the second Major League start of his career.
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