The good start is but a memory. The comeback is just a detail.
For the Tampa Bay Rays, the loss is just the latest one.
The Rays dropped an 8-6 decision to the Boston Red Sox Thursday, allowing two runs in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 6-6 tie. The Rays are 20 games under .500 at 56-76 as they return home to face the Blue Jays.
Tampa Bay took a 4-1 lead behind a two-run homer by Logan Forsythe and a solo shot by Logan Morrison, but they couldn’t hold it. Henley Ramirez hit a grand slam in the fifth to give Boston its first lead.
But the Rays came back from being behind 6-4 when Forsythe singled to center.
However, in the bottom of the eighth, Erasmo Ramirez gave up three hits, including a run-scoring single by Aaron Hill and a run-scoring double by Jackie Bradley Jr. for the win.
Forsythe had four RBIs and Kevin Kiermaier had three hits for the Rays.
Ramirez fell to 7-10 with the loss.
For the Rays, Alex Cobb makes his season debut Friday at the Trop against Toronto after returning from injury.