ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1.
"I was trying to bounce it and just left it up," said Miley, who entered the game 3-0 in three starts against the Rays. "I thought I had him in a pretty good situation, just didn't execute the pitch."
Elmore's homer, his second of the year, dropped over the short wall in the left field corner.
"When I hit it, I didn't even think home run," Elmore said. I just worried it was going foul. I thought I kept it fair and thankfully I did."
Andriese (3-2) retired his first 11 batters before allowing his lone baserunner, coming on a two-out single in the fourth by Xander Bogaerts. The rookie struck out five in a career-high six innings for the Rays.
"On a day where Andriese threw a lot of fastballs at us, for a lot of strikes, we never got anything going offensively," said Boston manager John Farrell.
Miley (7-7) gave up two runs, five hits, two walks and struck out eight over 6 1-3 innings for Boston. The left-hander had thrown 16 scoreless innings at Tropicana Field and did not have the sense the two-run homer would be enough to beat him.
"You never feel like that with our offense," Miley said. "That guy (Andriese) did a really good job of mixing up his pitches and making pitches when he needed to, but with this offense, we can open up at any time and put a big number up."
The loss dropped the Red Sox to 12-24 against AL East rivals.
Tampa Bay tied a team-record with its 10th consecutive win against a left-handed starter. The Rays also did it in 2004.
Boston's Mookie Betts had his career-best 13-game hitting streak end after going 0 for 4. It was the longest streak by a Red Sox since Jacoby Ellsbury had a 19-game streak in 2013.
Red Sox: LF Hanley Ramirez (left hand), who missed his third straight game, is not ready to swing a bat.
Red Sox: RHP Justin Masterson (2-2), Sunday's starter, is 2-8 with a 6.93 ERA in 15 games against Tampa Bay.
Rays: RHP Chris Archer (9-4) will look to improve on his 1-5 record against Boston Sunday. He has a 5.18 ERA over eight starts.
Barnes pitched the final 1 2-3 innings after flying from Pawtucket Saturday morning and arriving at the ballpark at 1 p.m. "It's been a long day, but that's part of the profession," he said. "You've still got to go out there and put up zeroes."