The Boston Red Sox lost the series finale to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon 3-2, playing the game under protest. after there was confusion about lineup substitutions

Tampa Bay pitcher  Adam Kolarek was removed from the mound with 1 out in the 8th inning, to play 1st base and then brought back to face Rafael Devers with 2 out. According to an announcement the protest was due to the placement of the substitutions in the lineup following the removal of the designated hitter.

David Price went 6 innings allowing the 3 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 8 and walked 2. He took the loss and is now 7-4.

Offensively the Red Sox managed only 5 hits. JD Martinez was 2-4. Mookie Betts had a double.  Betts has reached base in 37 of his last 38 games, including each of his last 21. The 21 game on base streak is the longest current streak in the American League.

Boston now heads home to host a 4 game series with the 1st place New York Yankees. After a off day on Monday, they'll play the Tampa Bay Rays for 3 games at Fenway. Rick Porcello is scheduled to pitch on Thursday, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10. Hear these and every Red Sox games on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle