Aug 29, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar (11) is congratulated by Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer (5) after he scored during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rays blast Red Sox 7-0

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Saturday was a tough night for the Red Sox at Tropicana Field, as Boston was one-hit (again) by the fourth-place Rays.

Following a twelve-minute delay due to a power outage (clearly the Tampa Bay Lightning have proven their namesake), the game got underway, and Allen Webster struggled to contain the Rays.

The second inning was a scary one for Red Sox fans, as Dustin Pedroia was taken out after being elbowed in the head while applying a tag at second base. We’ve yet to receive word on the severity of the injury, but stay tuned for further updates.

On top of the Pedroia injury, the Rays tallied three runs in the second inning and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.

Tampa added to their lead two innings later, when Ben Zobrist grounded out to third, scoring Logan Forsythe.

The fifth inning was another disaster for Boston, as the Rays added three more runs, two of which came from a bunt-single by Brandon Guyer, which led to a throwing error by David Ross, scoring Evan Longoria. Forsythe drove in Guyer with a sac fly to extend the lead to seven, which was more than enough to take down the Red Sox.

The Red Sox and Rays return to action tomorrow at the Trop at 1:40, with Clay Buchholz  taking on Alex Cobb.

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