Jacoby Ellsbury's infield single to lead off the seventh inning prevented the Red Sox from getting no-hit by Rays starter Matt Garza. But that lone hit (after Garza had retired the first 18 batters of the game) was the only offense mustered by Boston in a 13-0 blowout by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Tropicana Dome.
Garza allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings. The Rays, meanwhile, hammered Sox starter Josh Beckett for 10 hits and seven runs in just 4 2/3 innings. The outing was the second straight in which the Sox' Opening Day starter allowed at least 10 hits and seven runs.
The Rays' offense was led by Evan Longoria, who went 3-for-5 with a homer while driving in four, and catcher Michel Hernandez, who went 4-for-5 with a homer and 3 RBIs.