Sox give up seven homers, fall to Rays
Bonser allows five early runs; Chang rips three-run shot
RAYS 11, RED SOX 9
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Monday, March 22
Red Sox at the plate: Center fielder Mike Cameron went 2-for-3. Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew, Adrian Beltre and Kevin Youkilis all had hits. Minor League extra Ray Chang made the most of his afternoon, drilling a three-run homer.Rays at the plate: The Rays played home run derby, clearing the wall seven times, their highest total in a Grapefruit League game. Evan Longoria and Kelly Shoppach each went deep twice. Ben Zobrist, Hank Blalock and Sean Rodriguez also homered.
2010 Spring Training - Boston Red Sox
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Red Sox on the mound: Righty Boof Bonser, trying to win a spot on the roster, had a rough day, giving up six hits and five runs over two-plus innings. Junichi Tazawa gave up four hits and four runs. Lefty Brian Shouse, in the derby for a bullpen spot, pitched a scoreless inning. Joe Nelson, also in that mix, gave up a run. Jorge Sosa fired two scoreless innings.Rays on the mound: James Shields had a strong performance, giving up one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings. The righty walked two and struck out one.
Worth noting: Cameron is hitting .423 on the spring.
Grapefruit League records: Red Sox 9-11; Rays 13-6.
Up next: The Red Sox will make the short bus ride to Hammond Stadium to play the Twins on Tuesday night at 7:05 ET on MLB.TV, with right-hander Clay Buchholz making the start. Boston will have most of its key relievers get some work in that game, including Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard and Manny Delcarmen.
The Rays will send Matt Garza to the mound for Tuesday's 1:05 p.m. contest against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. The game will be broadcast on MLB.TV. Grant Balfour, Randy Choate and Joaquin Benoit are also scheduled to pitch.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.