7:10 PM ET, May 24, 2010
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Youkilis, Ortiz homer as Red Sox get first win of season over Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As much as the Boston Red Sox wanted to play down the significance of beating the Tampa Bay Rays, David Ortiz conceded it did feel good to finally break through against baseball's top team."Of course, man. These guys have been giving us a hard time," Ortiz said after he and Kevin Youkilis homered in support of right-hander Clay Buchholz in a 6-1 victory Monday night.
• Wade Davis went 3 2/3 innings for the second time this season a Rays starting pitcher went fewer than five innings.
• Monday's game was the 19th time since 2006 that David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis homered in the same game. This ties Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada for the most by a pair of AL teammates.
• Carlos Pena hit his eighth home run of the season. Three of Pena's last four hits have been home runs.
Davis threw 97 pitches in 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and seven hits. ... The Rays began a stretch in which they'll play 13 of 18 games at home. Their sparkling road record is the best through 24 games since the 2002 Red Sox were 20-4. ... Boston recalled reliever Scott Atchison from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned infielder Angel Sanchez to the International League club. ... Francona said CF Mike Cameron, on the 15-day disabled list since April 20 because of a lower abdominal strain, will be activated Tuesday.
Regular Season Series
|Tampa Bay leads 11-7 (as of Mon 5/24)|
|Fri 4/16||TB 3, @BOS 1||Recap|
|Sat 4/17||TB 6, @BOS 5||Recap|
|Sun 4/18||TB 7, @BOS 1||Recap|
|Mon 4/19||TB 8, @BOS 2||Recap|
|» Mon 5/24||BOS 6, @TB 1||Box Score|
|Tue 5/25||BOS 2, @TB 0||Recap|
|Wed 5/26||BOS 11, @TB 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/29||@BOS 8, TB 5||Recap|
|Wed 6/30||TB 9, @BOS 4||Recap|
|Mon 7/5||@TB 6, BOS 5||Recap|
|Tue 7/6||@TB 3, BOS 2||Recap|
|Wed 7/7||@TB 6, BOS 4||Recap|
|Fri 8/27||BOS 3, @TB 1||Recap|
|Sat 8/28||@TB 3, BOS 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/29||@TB 5, BOS 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/6||@BOS 12, TB 5||Recap|
|Tue 9/7||TB 14, @BOS 5||Recap|
|Wed 9/8||@BOS 11, TB 5||Recap|
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|2nd||D Ortiz homered to right (361 feet).||1||0|
|3rd||J Drew walked, D Pedroia scored, J Varitek to third, K Youkilis to second.||2||0|
|3rd||A Beltre reached on infield single to third, J Varitek scored, K Youkilis to third, J Drew to second.||3||0|
|3rd||J Hermida singled to left, K Youkilis scored, J Drew to third, A Beltre to second.||4||0|
|4th||K Youkilis homered to left (416 feet), J Varitek scored.||6||0|
|4th||C Pena homered to right (402 feet).||6||1|
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|Stadium||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Attendance||21,430 (62.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tim Timmons|