Settling the Score: Friday’s results

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The slide continues for the Red Sox.

Cole Figueroa delivered a pinch-hit RBI double off Burke Badenhop in the bottom of the ninth inning last night to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Boston has now dropped eight consecutive games and own the fourth-worst record in the majors at 20-27.

John Lackey was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk over seven-plus scoreless innings, but the Red Sox offense just couldn’t get anything going, That’s becoming a familiar refrain. They went 0-for-5 with men in scoring position and left eight men on base. Chris Archer went six scoreless innings for the Rays while matching a career-high with 11 strikeouts.

After the game, David Ortiz provided his analysis of the situation:

Your Friday box scores:

Red Sox 0, Rays 1

Indians 4, Orioles 8

Dodgers 2, Phillies 0

Athletics 2, Blue Jays 3

Nationals 3, Pirates 4

Rangers 2, Tigers 7

Cardinals 3, Reds 5

Brewers 9, Marlins 5

Yankees 5, White Sox 6

Royals 1, Angels 6

Rockies 2, Braves 3

Astros 1, Mariners 6

Cubs 1, Padres 11

Twins 2, Giants 6