Rays, Red Sox exchange barbs on Twitter

A dramatic game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox on Monday night at Fenway Park had it all: High emotions, memorable plays and a controversial call at home plate in the eighth inning that went Tampa Bay’s way.
The Rays won, 2-1, taking a half-game lead in the American League East in the process. The October-baseball-in-July feelings spilled over onto Twitter, as the Rays’ official account marked the occasion with a slight jab at its division rival.

In Beantown, however, that sentiment went over as well as pinstripes near Pesky’s Pole. Shortly after the Rays’ tweet, the Red Sox responded with a jab of their own, with an eye toward a return to Tropicana Field late in the season.

The Rays and Red Sox close their season series with three games from Sept. 10-12 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Emotions are heating up between the two contenders, both on the field and online.
Stay tuned.
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