Red Sox Lose To Rays, Ramirez Sprains Left Shoulder

By KEN POWTAK

Associated Press

       BOSTON (AP) – Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.

        David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which scored just four runs in a three-game set this past weekend against Baltimore.

        Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez was injured in the first inning and left the game with a sprained left shoulder after he ran into a padded side wall attempting to make a catch.

        The Rays have been held to two or fewer runs in nearly half of their games.

        Odorizzi (3-2) gave up one run, seven hits and struck out six. He matched a Rays’ club record by not allowing a homer for the sixth straight start. 

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