Boston 12, Devil Rays 5. Heading into this series with Boston, if we were told we would win three of four from the division-leading Red Devils, we would have gladly signed for that and been ecstatic. Still, we found ourselves pacing around the room at 6-5 in the top of the 9th and then banging our heads against the wall as soon as David Ortiz began to unleash his thunderstick. We must admit…if one player is going to destroy our hopes with a grand slam in the 9th inning, we were glad it was Big Papi. Is there a more lovable player in baseball? And quite frankly it is starting to get to the point where we expect Big Papi to hit a home run every time he comes to the plate in the 9th inning of a close game. With the loss, the Rays missed an opportunity to climb out of the cellar in the AL East. Tampa remains a half game behind Baltimore.