PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. --- Apparently, the Red Sox have already reached the Dog Days of spring training.
The Sox were thumped 8-1 by the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday. They didn't manage a run until the seventh when Aneury Tavarez doubled and came around to score on two straight infield outs, eliciting a mock cheer from run-starved Red Sox fans at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Sox have now dropped five straight and have been outscored 40-7. They've been out-hit (70-23) in those games.