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John Lackey Tagged With Loss in Rays-Red Sox Match

Jeremy Hellickson led Tampa Bay to a shutout performance against Boston 3-0 on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

The Rays were a -105 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Grant Balfour earned the victory for the Rays, throwing 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Ben Zobrist in the win.

Boston got a 7-inning outing from John Lackey in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Stephen Drew had 1 hits in the loss for the Red Sox.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 9-8 in the game.

The game was closed out by McGee Jake who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.