The Boston Red Sox have now lost 4 games in a row for the 3rd time this season, with the Tampa Bay Rays beating the Red Sox 9-4 Thursday night, August 1st at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are 6-9 against the Rays, with the visiting team having won 13 of the 15 games this season.

Andrew Cashner lasted just 5.2 innings., allowing a season high 7 runs, his most since he allowed 8 last year against the Oakland A's. He gave up 7 hits while walking 5.

Xander Bogaerts was 4-4 at the plate, scoring 2 runs and blasting 2 homers, his 24th and 25th of the season. He leads the Red Sox with 25 homers and is a career high. He's tied with Rafael Devers for the team lead in RBIs with 84.

Mookie Betts was 2-5 with a homer and a RBI, scoring 2 runs. He leads the Majors with 101 runs scored, and he's reached the 100 run scored mark in 110 games, becoming the quickest Red Sox player to reach 100 runs since Ted Williams did so in 1949 in 102 games.

Andrew Benintendi was 3-4 with 3 doubles and recorded his 7th outfield assist of the season on an 8-4-2 putout.

The loss puts the Red Sox record at 59-51. They're 10.5 games behind the 1st place New York Yankees and now  3.5 games out of the wild card. Boston opens a 4 game series in New York against the Yankees Friday, August 2nd, with a doubleheader on Saturday the 3rd. Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for Boston Friday night, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle

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