Rays beat Red Sox....Again, 4-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shane McClanahan earned his 10th win and regained the major league lead in strikeouts during his final outing before the All-Star Game, pitching the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 4-1.

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

McClanahan struck out six and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball.

He increased his season total to 147 strikeouts.

The 25-year-old lefty lowered his AL-best ERA to 1.71 and equaled his win total from his rookie season last year.

The loss dropped the Red Sox to 0-9-1 in 10 series against AL East opponents this season.