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Red Sox let a close one slip away

Rays' walk-off home run breaks hope of a sweep at Tropicana Field

Updated: August 29, 2010, 3:30 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona sat in his office in the visitor's clubhouse at Tropicana Field following Saturday night's game and unwrapped a package of Alka-Seltzer Plus.

Plop. Plop. Fizz. Fizz.

Before the antacid medication, Francona witnessed his club lose on an agonizing walk-off home run by the Tampa Bay Rays' Dan Johnson in the bottom of the 10th inning en route to a 3-2 victory.

It was Johnson's first career walk-off homer. In ...

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