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ST. Fake Flames Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays are running out of explanations for a frustrating stretch thats dumped them into a deep hole in the AL East.The last-place team lost for the 12th time in 13 games on Tuesday night, failing to take advantage of early opportunities to score runs and unable to stop Boston from pulling away late in an 8-2 Red Sox victory.One night after snapping an 11-game losing streak by pounding out a season-high 18 hits in a 13-7 win, the Rays went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position against Rick Porcello, whose ability to minimize damage during a fourth-inning jam proved to be the difference.The Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, but only scored once -- with Porcellos third walk of the inning forcing in the run. The Boston right-hander, who had not walked more than two batters in any of his previous 19 starts, wiggled off the hook by getting Logan Forsythe to fly to right field and fanning Hank Conger and Brad Miller.Ultimately, it came down to the fourth inning, manager Kevin Cash said. We didnt get it done when we had an opportunity.Porcello (9-2) and reliever Junichi Tazawa didnt allow another baserunner until Millers solo homer trimmed Tampa Bays deficit to 6-2 with two outs in the seventh.Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs for the third time this season for Boston, which snapped a three-game losing streak.That fourth inning, it was a huge spot to get out of that jam, Shaw said. A lot of things havent been going right, but I dont think our confidence or our faith in everybody in this locker room was swayed one bit.Shaw had a solo homer, a two-run double and a two-run single. David Ortiz continued to climb the career RBI list with a third-inning double, and Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez also drove in runs for Boston.We had a very good offensive night, manager John Farrell said. Travis Shaw hitting the home run kind of jumpstarted us, and a big night he continued to have.Shaw homered in the second inning. Ortizs hit gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead against Chris Archer (4-11), whos gone from being an All-Star a year ago to leading the major leagues in losses this season.Overall, I felt like I pitched a decent game, Archer said. But it was not good enough to get the win, so Im not very happy with it.Archer, who allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, fell to 1-8 lifetime against the Red Sox, whove won eight straight decisions against the right-hander.TRAINERS ROOMRays: OF Corey Dickerson (sore left thumb) missed his third straight but was available to pinch hit. ... RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) is scheduled to throw a batting practice session Thursday.CLOSING TIMERays closer Alex Colome was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right medial biceps tendinitis. The move was retroactive to June 19, so the right-hander is eligible to come off the DL on Monday. Were not too concerned, said manager Kevin Cash, who plans to mix-and-match late in games with Colome sidelined.UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP David Price (8-4, 4.68 ERA) starts the series finale against his former team. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner ranks among the league leaders in strikeouts, innings pitched and wins. He has an AL-leading four outings with double-digit strikeouts, most by a Boston pitcher in a single season since Jon Lester had seven in 2010.Rays: LHP Matt Moore is 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA in eight career appearances against Boston, including seven starts. Hes 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Calgary Flames Pro Shop . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Cheap Flames Jerseys . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. CINCINNATI -- Seventh-ranked Xavier allowed an average of 83 points in its first five games.But, in the past two contests, both against Northern Iowa -- one of the nations best 3-point shooting teams -- the Musketeers gave up only 59 and 42 points, respectively.Defense was a struggle for Xavier at times last season, too. But, it appears this seasons team is beginning to figure things out at that end of the floor.I dont worry about offense, I never do, said head coach Chris Mack. Well figure out ways to score. Were going to have those nights when we dont. But if we defend at this level, well be in most every game we play.The Musketeers finally get to face a new opponent when they host North Dakota State on Tuesday night (6:30 p.m. ET) at Cintas Center.Among the keys to the turnaround is the maturation of point guard Edmond Sumner, a dynamic offensive player whos taken some time to develop into a quality defender. He held Northern Iowas hot shooting guard Jeremy Morgan scoreless in the first half of Saturdays 64-42 win.Edmond a year ago was lost off the ball, said Mack. Hes grown up a lot.Xavier (6-0) played Northern Iowa twice in six days -- in the championship game of the Tire Pros Invitational in Orlando (won by Xavier 67-59) and in Saturdays regularly scheduled matchup at Cintas Center.It was the first time since 1960 that the Musketeers played the same non-conference opponent in consecutive games.Now Xavier faces an opponent it has nnever met. Stitched Flames Jerseys. The Bison (5-2) are coming off a 64-50 loss to Missouri State on Sunday in which they couldnt overcome a 17-point halftime deficit. North Dakota State got 19 points from sophomore guard Khy Kabellis and Paul Miller finished with nine, but it never was closer than 10 points after halftime.The Bison boast one of the nations top 3-point shooters in junior guard A.J. Jacobson, although he connected just once in Sundays loss. He is 14-of-18 from beyond the arc this season. The Bison shoot 36 percent as a team from 3-point range.Kabellis getting on a roll bodes well for North Dakota State. He scored 13 of his points in the second half and was 3 of 7 from 3-point range Sunday.It was nice to see him get going, Bison coach David Richman told the Fargo Form. We needed that from the start though, from everybody.The Bison will need contributions from everyone if they are going to be competitive against Xavier, a top-10 Big East Conference opponent on the road.The Musketeers are firing on all cylinders, led by J.P. Macura, whos averaging 17.7 points and 3.5 assists. Guards Trevon Bluiett and Sumner both are averaging better than 16 points per game.Xavier must not get caught looking ahead to Saturdays clash with No. 9 Baylor in Waco, Texas.Good teams lock in on the challenge and the moment, said Mack. ' ' ' 

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