by Alan Spector
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz looked like anything but a pitcher who had gone seven starts without a win on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Buchholz tossed a three-hit complete game shutout as Boston prevailed over the Rays, 3-0.
He walked none, struck out six and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
It was Buchholz' second shutout this season and sixth of his career.
Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (9-7) took the loss despite giving up just one run in six-plus innings. Cobb had been 7-0 in his past 11 starts.
It was also a scoreless Sunday for the Marlins at Atlanta. The Braves' Alex Wood and Craig Kimbrel combined on a 1-0 shutout of Miami.
Wood went eight innings, striking out 12 Marlins, who had gone 0 games without being shut out.
In other state sports news...
- On Day 7 of the U.S. Open, Bradenton's Maria Sharapova lost to 10th-seed Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.The victory puts Wozniacki in a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years. With the loss by the fifth-seeded Sharapova, No. 1 Serena Williams is the only woman left in the top six.
- Florida's NFL teams made moves on Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were awarded offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, making room by waiving offensive lineman Josh Allen. The Miami Dolphins added two undrafted players, signing safety Brandian Ross and cornerback Sammy Seamster off waivers. The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up second-year tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.
- College football's opening weekend wraps up tonight with the University of Miami Hurricanes visiting the Cardinals at Louisville