by Tom Morgan
Travis Shaw finished a triple short of the cycle and knocked in five runs for the Red Sox in an 8-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field Tuesday night.
The Rays returned to their losing ways after snapping an 11-game losing streak the night before.
David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. all had two hits and an RBI for Boston, which snapped a four-game skid.
Rick Porcello struck out eight over six innings of one-run ball as he improved to 9-and-2.
Chris Archer continued his battle with inconsistency. He allowed four runs in six-and-a-third innings, walked four and struck out 9. He's lost four straight starts to fall to 4-and-11.
In other state sports news...
- Miguel Cabrera socked a three-run homer to put Detroit up for good and the Tigers opened a three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton staked Adam Conley to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer, his 15th of the year. But Conley couldn't make it out of the fifth inning. He allowed five hits and five runs in 4 1/3 innings and saw his record dip to 4-5. Ichiro Suzuki had two more hits to give him 2,084 for his career.
- Dwyane Wade is putting some pressure on the Heat. According to ESPN, Wade, who is an unrestricted free agent on Friday, has told teams he's going to be on the market. Early contract discussions between he and Miami haven't been able to find an agreement. Wade averaged 19 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds last season.
- The Heat are making sure head coach Erik Spoelstra is going to be staying with the organization long term. Spoelstra and the Heat are closing in on a "multi-year contract extension." His current contract ends after the 2016-17 season.
- Free agent center Dwight Howard could be looking to head east, but not back in Orlando. Howard will reportedly have his first two face-to-face meetings after July 1st with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics.
- The Magic are hoping to keep backup center Dewayne Dedmon. The team has reportedly extended a qualifying offer to the 26-year-old. Dedmon is set to become a restricted free agent when free agency begins Friday.
- Former Gator guard Micheal Frazier will play for the Orlando Blue team when the Magic Summer League begins play this Saturday at Amway Center. Frazier played last season on the Magic's D-League team.
- Former Florida swimmer Ryan Lochte became the third U.S. men's swimmer to qualify for four Olympic games. Lochte qualified in the 4x200 meter relay at the Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday. Lochte finished a disappointing fourth in the 200 meter freestyle.