Manny and Pedroia

It was another bad outing for Daisuke Matsuzaka as the Devil Rays got 6 runs early on. Once the game got into the Tampa’s bullpen, the Red Sox made an valiant effort but just fell one run short. It’s frustrating when they lose to a team like the Devil Rays especially when the Yankees lose. Anyways, the Sox are off today getting a much needed break before the Angels come in for 4 games in 3 days. So while the Red Sox players are resting today, let’s take a look at the headlines and happenings from the Boston and Tampa area newspapers.

Mellow dramatics [Boston Globe]

Rays Get Rare Victory At Fenway Park [Tampa Tribune]

Cool your jets: Rays rip Dice-K, halt Sox’ momentum [Boston Herald]

Back to the wall, Reyes delivers [St. Petersburg Times]

Not This Time, Red Sox [Hartford Courant]

There might not be a cure for the Sox’ Achilles heels [Pro Jo]

Rays’ No. 1 Pick Agrees To Lucrative Deal [Tampa Tribune]

Moving Lugo along wasn’t squared away [Boston Globe]

Chat helps Aki fix leadoff priorities [St. Petersburg Times]

Buchholz gets his first start tomorrow [Pro Jo]

Youkilis puts up zero, could have been hero [Boston Herald]

All Signs Pointing To Buchholz On Friday [Hartford Courant]

For more headlines and stories, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Hartford Courant, Providence Journal, St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune websites.