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Burrell helps Rays top BoSox for second win in same night

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BOSTON -- With two swings, Pat Burrell turned around a slow start in less than an hour.

Burrell homered to help Tampa Bay win the completion of a suspended game, then had a three-run double in the first inning of Saturday's scheduled game to lead the Rays to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

In the completion of the game suspended because of rain in the ninth inning Friday night, Burrell homered with two outs in the 12th to lift the Rays to a 3-1 victory.

"I figured at some point I was going to be able to drive in a run," Burrell said after the scheduled game Saturday. "I was trying to go get back to some of the things I have done in the past. I'm supposed to be a run producer. It's nice to get up and live up to the challenge."

Burrell was hitting just .185 with no homers or RBI entering the day.

"It's great. It's going to mean a lot for his confidence," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

Evan Longoria connected in Saturday's game for Tampa Bay, which won its fifth straight.

Dustin Pedroia hit his fifth home run -- a two-run shot -- and Kevin Youkilis had a two-run homer for Boston.

Marco Scutaro hit his first long ball for the Red Sox, but made an error that led to one of five unearned runs.

James Shields (1-0) pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and nine hits, with one walk and seven strikeouts. He improved to 4-7 in his career against the Red Sox, the most losses against any opponent.

Rafael Soriano recorded three outs for his second save of the day and fourth this season.

Clay Buchholz (1-1) worked five innings and gave up four unearned runs -- all in the first inning after center fielder Mike Cameron dropped a line drive for an error.

Burrell's bases-loaded double came one batter after Cameron dropped Carlos Pena's liner that would have ended the inning. B. J. Upton walked to fill the bases before Burrell lofted a fly ball that dropped in down the right field line.

"A big error in the game," Cameron said. "I usually don't make excuses. It kind of cut on me a little, but I make that play plenty of times. I should have made the play."

Scutaro's homer made it 4-1 in the fifth, but Upton reached on Scutaro's fielding error in the sixth and scored on John Jaso's double.

Longoria homered in the seventh to make it 6-1 before Pedroia and Youkilis connected in the bottom half.

"It's frustrating," Youkilis said of a wasted opportunity at the end of the first game and errors in the second. "We've got to do everything better."

 
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David Ortiz's face says it all as the Red Sox drop two games in one night to the streaking Rays.  (Getty Images)
David Ortiz's face says it all as the Red Sox drop two games in one night to the streaking Rays. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Boston

J. Varitek
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
Tampa Bay

P. Burrell
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Tampa Bay Rays
Jason Bartlett, SS5000012 .227
Carl Crawford, LF5110000 .300
Ben Zobrist, RF4000020 .250
Evan Longoria, 3B2211200 .316
Carlos Pena, 1B4100011 .263
B.J. Upton, CF3200110 .225
Pat Burrell, DH4013021 .212
John Jaso, C3021100 .667
Sean Rodriguez, 2B4000044 .160
Totals34655411  
Batting
2B - Pat Burrell (3, Buchholz), John Jaso 2 (2, Buchholz, Atchison)
HR - Evan Longoria (3, Atchison)
RBI - Evan Longoria (10), Pat Burrell 3 (5), John Jaso (1)
2-OUT RBI - Evan Longoria (5), Pat Burrell 3 (5)
SB - Carl Crawford (4, 3rd base off Buchholz/Martinez), B.J. Upton (3, 2nd base off Atchison/Martinez)
Team LOB - 5
Tampa Bay Rays
James Shields (W,1-0) 6.2944172 4.50
Andy Sonnanstine0111001 4.26
Randy Choate (H,1) 0.1000000 21.00
Dan Wheeler (H,2) 1100110 2.08
Rafael Soriano (S,4) 1000000 3.00
Pitches-Strikes - James Shields 121-78, Andy Sonnanstine 2-2, Randy Choate 6-3, Dan Wheeler 22-13, Rafael Soriano 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - James Shields 6-7, Randy Choate 1-0, Rafael Soriano 2-1
Batters Faced - James Shields 30, Andy Sonnanstine 1, Randy Choate 1, Dan Wheeler 5, Rafael Soriano 3
Boston Red Sox
Marco Scutaro, SS4221112 .282
Dustin Pedroia, 2B5122002 .391
Victor Martinez, C5120011 .244
Kevin Youkilis, 1B5112021 .256
David Ortiz, DH4010000 .171
Mike Lowell, 3B4020002 .333
    Adrian Beltre, PR-3B0000000 .270
J.D. Drew, RF4000014 .139
Mike Cameron, CF3010110 .222
Jeremy Hermida, LF4000023 .231
Totals38511528  
Batting
2B - Dustin Pedroia (4, Shields), David Ortiz (5, Shields), Mike Cameron (2, Shields)
HR - Marco Scutaro (1, Shields), Dustin Pedroia (5, Shields), Kevin Youkilis (2, Sonnanstine)
RBI - Marco Scutaro (3), Dustin Pedroia 2 (12), Kevin Youkilis 2 (6)
2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (3), Dustin Pedroia 2 (4), Kevin Youkilis 2 (2)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Mike Cameron (1, Dropped line drive), Marco Scutaro (3, Misplayed grounder)
Boston Red Sox
Clay Buchholz (L,1-1) 5340470 1.80
Scott Atchison 2221021 4.50
Ramon Ramirez 2000020 9.00
WP - Scott Atchison (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Clay Buchholz 108-58, Scott Atchison 36-21, Ramon Ramirez 21-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clay Buchholz 6-3, Scott Atchison 1-4
Batters Faced - Clay Buchholz 23, Scott Atchison 9, Ramon Ramirez 6
Game Information
Attendance - 37022
Game Time - 3:19
Temperature - 39
Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Brian Gorman