Boston Red Sox Photos: Monday, July 29, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew applies a tag at second base on left fielder Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play over second baseman Ben Zobrist during the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013."

“Clouds form over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013.”

"Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans take photographs during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava (right) and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center) react after Nava is tagged out at home plate by catcher Jose Molina after attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call."

“Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and outfielder Daniel Nava argue with home plate umpire Jerry Meals after Nava was called out while attempting to score on a sacrifice fly during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrell was ejected for arguing the call.”

"Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney reacts after recording a save during the ninth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, July 29, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s seems like the Tampa Bay Rays have replaced the Yankees as the Red Sox’ biggest rivals. Last night was a sure sign that things between the two teams atop the AL East are starting to heat up. 

After an incredibly beautiful few innings of sunsets and cloud formations followed by a torrential downpour and subsequent rain delay, the Sox put a rally together to try and tie the game up at 2-2. It seems as though that would have happened in the eighth inning but for a self-admitted blown call by home plate umpire Jerry Meals on a play at the plate. 

From my post at third base, it looked like Daniel Nava, who tried to score on a sacrifice fly, was safe. Who knows. Regardless, it was an eventful night for photos despite a low score. 

Let’s hope the Sox stay competitive down the stretch. I’m looking forward to shooting this playoff race. 

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