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The freefall of the Tampa Bay Rays continued Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. It was the team’s 21st loss in their last 24 games, and it brought the Rays to within 3 ½ games of the Minnesota Twins, who are last in the American League
The Rays, like most of the month, didn’t have enough going on Saturday. Matt Moore started and gave up two earned runs and two unearned. They didn’t have enough defense (Steven Souza misplayed a fly ball in center). They didn’t have enough hitting (seven hits).
“We’ve been inconsistent on defense,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “Those defensive miscues, when you’re in a down funk like this, show up. Any mstake we make, it’s allowing a run or two to get over.”
Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison had two hits each for the Rays.
It led to the team’s fifth straight loss and their 10th in 11 games.
Rick Porcello picked up his 11th win for Boston. Xander Boegarts hit a two-run homer.
The Rays finish the first part of their schedule today when Jake Odorizzi pitches against David Price.