Rays beat Red Sox again, All-Star Shane McClanahan dazzles in victory

The Rays have won five games in a row against the Red Sox

Shane McClanahan earned his 10th win and regained the major league lead in strikeouts during his final outing before the All-Star Game

Shane was pitching the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Taylor Walls homered for the Rays, who have won five straight against the rival Red Sox.

McClanahan (10-3) struck out six and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball. He increased his season total to 147 strikeouts.

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash, who has been campaigning for his ace for weeks, was goaded into one more endorsement Wednesday night.

It was the seventh straight start in which McClanahan lasted at least six innings and gave up no more than one earned run. He threw 85 pitches.

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