Longoria hits long homer; Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

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Jose Alvarado, Erasmo Ramirez, Danny Farquhar and Alex Colome combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings after Cobb gave up four in the seventh to lift the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. "This year, all Pride Night attendees are invited to a pre-game party on the Right Field Roof Deck".

Trailing 5-0, the Red Sox chased Cobb and sliced the deficit to one with the help of Tampa Bay's shoddy defense. "We'd like to avoid a doubleheader.so I'm glad that they did that", Cash said. "(Optimistic) that he'll be back in the lineup (Saturday)", Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Josh Rutledge's errant throw in the fourth allowed Evan Longoria to reach at the start of the inning. Two batters later, Rickie Weeks Jr. singled, and Longoria and Weeks later advanced to second and third on a passed ball by Sandy Leon. Porcello struck out Colby Rasmus but then allowed a two-run single, both runs unearned on the error, to Tim Beckham. He gave up a leadoff single to Derek Norris before Corey Dickerson doubled him home. His two-run blast off of Rick Porcello in the fifth inning increased the Rays' lead to 5-0 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame.

Porcello was asked about his struggles against Tampa Bay after the game, but similar to tonight's theme, he pegged missed pitches as the primary reason for the lackluster performances. "Second and third with two outs, a fastball to the middle of the plate". The Red Sox shortstop now owns the longest active hitting streak in the big leagues.

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The first two games of the series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox at Miller Park were filled with offense.

"Just two innings where I didn't make pitches with runners on base, and I ended up getting hurt by it", he said, as seen on NESN's Red Sox postgame coverage.

The right-hander's night started strong with three scoreless innings, but he ran into trouble in the next two frames.

Jackie Bradley Jr. reached on a fielding error from second baseman Brad Miller and then advanced to second on Miller's throwing error allowing Leon to score.

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