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Recap: Red Sox 3, Rays 8
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Tropicana Field
Date: June 11, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jon Lester repeatedly used the word `terrible' to describe his latest start.

Matt Joyce hit one of three homers off Lester to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night.

``This one, obviously, it is what it is,' Lester said. ``It's just terrible. I did a terrible job of helping our bullpen out, a terrible job of keeping the ball down in the zone. The list goes on. This is solely on me. These guys count on me to go out there and throw innings, and I didn't do that tonight. I just flat out didn't get it done.'

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Lester (6-3) had his winless streak reach five starts, including three losses, since beating the Rays on May 15. The left-hander gave up seven runs, eight hits and a career-high tying seven walks in 4 2-3 innings.

``There's nothing physical,' Boston manager John Farrell said. ``We're still seeing consistent velocity. It's just getting back to that consistent pitch-to-pitch execution. ``It's not so much a glaring issue with the delivery. It's just maintaining it from inning to inning.'

Joyce, one day after being hit by a pitch that sparked a bench-clearing scrum, put the Rays up 7-3 on a two-run shot in the fifth that ended Lester's night.

``It's a great feeling, especially to help your team win,' Joyce said. ``I've never really been the type of person to talk a lot of trash, so I wanted, of course, to come out and play a good game. Play the game the right way and win the ballgame.'

Desmond Jennings homered twice, while Evan Longoria also went deep for the Rays. Roberto Hernandez (4-6) allowed three runs and seven hits over seven-plus innings.

The teams were coming off a testy 14-inning game Monday night won by the Red Sox 10-8 that took 5 hours, 24 minutes. An on-field scrum took place in the sixth after Boston's John Lackey hit Joyce in the center of the back with a pitch.

Lackey insisted he meant no harm, though the Rays hardly were convinced of that as Joyce and Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon both said it was intentional.

Hernandez hit Dustin Pedroia, who was leading off the eighth Tuesday, with a pitch that got away from the right-hander. Pedroia immediately ran to first base and nothing else ensued.

The Rays grabbed a 4-3 lead during the third on run-scoring singles by Ryan Roberts and Jose Molina. Longoria made it 5-3 on a solo shot in the fourth.

Tampa Bay took a 2-1 advantage on Jennings' solo homer in the second. He also had a solo drive off Jose De La Torre in the fifth for his third career multihomer game.

De La Torre, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game, allowed one run and two hits in 3 1-3 innings.

``Outstanding,' Farrell said. ``Saved the bullpen. He did exactly what we needed tonight.'

Mike Napoli had a two-run single in the third that put Boston ahead 3-2.

After Pedroia gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the first with a sacrifice fly, Tampa Bay got the run back in the bottom half when James Loney walked with bases loaded on the fourth free pass of the inning issued by Lester.

Boston's Jose Iglesias extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the third. Pedroia had his 14-game hitting streak end.

NOTES: Boston RHP Clay Buchholz (neck stiffness) will have his next start on Friday pushed back at least two days. ... Joyce is 4 for 8 with two homers against Lester. ... Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury has a 10-game hitting streak. ... Boston put RHP Clayton Mortensen on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. ... Farrell said RHP Alfredo Aceves will be recalled from Pawtucket to start Wednesday night's game with the Rays.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Red Sox at Rays
Mon, Jun 10 Final 10 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Red Sox at Rays
Tue, Jun 11 Final 3 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Red Sox at Rays
Wed, Jun 12 Final 2 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  -120   +130   8 
 TAM  +110   -150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  -120   +125   8 
 TAM  +110   -145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 BOS  66%   74%   77% 
 TAM  34%   26%   23% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 10 Cover: +130 
 TAM 8 Over: 18 
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 May 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 4 Cover: +128 
 TAM 3 Under: 7 
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 May 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 9 Cover: +110 
 TAM 2 Over: 11 
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 May 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 3 Over: 8 
 TAM 5 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 2 Under: 5 
 BOS 3 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 0 Under: 5 
 BOS 5 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 1 Under: 3 
 BOS 2 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 0 Under: 0 
 BOS 0 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TAM 1 Over: 6 
 BOS 5 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 9 Cover: +120 
 TAM 2 Over: 11 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, Jun 11
 
    Angels at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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