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Red Sox defeat Rays in first game of doubleheader

Bottom of the 8th: Red Sox 5, Rays 1: Ramos retires the side (Middlebrooks, Drew and Ellsbury) for a quick inning. Last licks here for the Rays in a game that has now spanned six hours. Breslow will pitch the ninth.

Top of the 8th: Red Sox 5, Rays 1: Koji Uehara in and he allows a leadoff walk to Joyce. Saltalamacchia and Uehara chat quickly on the mound, before he faces Jennings. Jennings falls behind 0-2 in the count then grounds out, though it advances Joyce to third base with one out. After a nine-pitch at bat, Zobrist walks. Longoria pops out as Uehara’s pitch count reaches 22 and Craig Breslow begins warming up in the pen. Another long at bat (nine pitches) but Uehara finally catches Loney swinging on a slider.

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