Falling Short
Boston Red Sox's, from left, Josh Beckett, Tim Wakefield, Brad Mills, and Julio Lugo look on in the ninth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 win during a baseball game Monday, June 30, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
(AP Photo)

Comeback Comes Up Short in St. Pete
Sox Drop Further Behind in AL East

Monday Night Box: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4
Rays Open Up East Lead to 1 1/2 Games with Win
No Help from Nation: Rays Now 4-0 vs. Sox at Fenway South in St. Pete
It Was Gross, Too: Upton Hits One Out off Mediocre Masterson
Shields Protects Rays First Place Lead with Quality Start
On the Sox Side: Lowell Stays Hot, 3-for-4, RBI
9th Life: Moss Ball Dances on Catwalk, But Tek Fly is Short
Mr. Smith Walks the Walk
Lugo Liner Ends It

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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