The Red Sox held a lead through most of Monday's game against the Rays but crumbled late in an 11-10 defeat. Boston gave up the tying run in the top of the ninth, then gave up two more runs in the top of the 10th in the loss.
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Date: Sept. 7, 2021
Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NESN
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The Red Sox trail the Rays by nine games in the AL East and are jostling with another division rival in the Yankees in the AL wild card race. The Yankees currently hold the first wild card, and the Red sox sit 0.5 games back in the second wild card.
The Rays were led in Monday's win by designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who belted his 28th home run of the season. For the Red Sox, Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec each drove in two runs in the losing effort.
Tampa Bay will be looking to extend its lead in the AL East even further in Tuesday's game.
Eduardo Rodriguez (11-7, 4.88 ERA) will get the start on the mound for the Red Sox, while the Rays give Drew Rasmussen (1-0, 3.00 ERA) the starting nod.
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