With seven scoreless frames, Tim Wakefield maintained his flawless record at Tropicana Field, improving to 9-0 there and 19-2 against the Rays in his career. He got plenty of support as Mike Lowell drove in three and Manny Ramirez added a pair of RBIs.
Young lefty Scott Kazmir, who had been 4-1 with a 1.01 ERA since the All-Star break and shut the Red Sox down last week, gave up six runs in just 5 2/3 frames and took the loss. Meanwhile, the Devil Rays managed just four hits off Tim Wakefield and two relievers.
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