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Rays Vs. Red Sox Final: Fernando Rodney Finishes Boston Off, 1-0

The Tampa Bay Rays scored only one run, off a bases-loaded walk. Great pitching by James Shields and Fernando Rodney, holding the Boston Red Sox 1-0 in an early Monday game at Fenway Park.

The lone run scored by the Rays in this game was a bases-loaded walk by Boston starting pitcher Daniel Bard to Evan Longoria. That walk scored Sean Rodriquez in the top of the seventh inning. Both Shields and Rodney combined to strike out six batters and only walked three the entire game. Rodney struck out Cody Ross in the top of the ninth to end the game.

Shields earned the win, pitching eight-and-a-third innings and allowed only four hits. Rodney earned his fourth save of the year by finishing off the last two batters in the ninth inning.

The Rays pushed their record to 5-5 on the season as they now travel north of the border for a three game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Jeff Niemann will pitch the first game of the series for Tampa Bay.

For more news and updates from around the league, be sure to drop by Baseball Nation or the Rays blog DRaysBay. For more on the Red Sox visit SB Nation's Red Sox blog Over The Monster. And for a peak at the analysis behind the numbers, head over to Beyond the Box Score.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.