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:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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