Games 1 and 2 with Tampa Bay
Error – Abreu missed a catch
Pitching Staff – John Danks, Daniel Webb, Junior Guerra
*Bottom of 2nd – Tampa opened the scoring 2 to – 0
*Top of 5th – Sox tied it at 2 all. With Carlos Sanchez on base, Adam Eaton with a bunt single brought Sanchez home. Alexei Ramirez sac fly brought Eaton home for the 2nd score of the inning.
*Bottom of 5th – The Rays take the lead 3 to 1. The add 3 more in the bottom of the 6th to take a 6 to 2 lead.
*Top of 7th – Sox add their final 3 runs with Carlos Sanchez crossing the plate on a Ramirez ground out. Jose Abreu hits a home run to right with Eaton on base. Rays – 6 and the Sox – 5.
*Bottom of 7th – Tampa Bay adds the final run of the day taking the score to 7 to 5.
**Game 2. Rays – 5 and Sox 4
Pitching Staff – Jeff Samardzjia, Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka
*Top of 1st – Ramirez scores on an Abreu single. Sox – 1 and Rays – 0
*Bottom of 1st – Rays tie the score at 1 all
*Top of 4 – Melky Cabrera line drive to center brings Abreu across the place for a 2 all game.
*Bottom of 7th – Rays take the lead 3 to 2
*Top of 8th – Conor Gillaspie belts a home run to right with Eaton on board for a 4 to 3 Sox lead
*Bottom of 8th – Thanks to an error by Alexei Ramirez, Tampa is able to steal the win 5 to 4.