- Associated Press - Saturday, August 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while.

Pedroia left Saturday night’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning after taking an elbow to the head while attempting to make a tag at second base.

“He’s got some symptoms that are consistent with a concussion,” said manager John Farrell after the game. “He’s improved as the night has gone on here; (he’s) not as dizzy as he was when he first came off, but we’ll take every precaution necessary with Dustin.”

Pedroia was struck in the head by the rising arm of Logan Forsythe as the Rays infielder was sliding head-first into second while advancing on a flyball. Pedroia remained face-down on the field before getting up and being helped off.

“He’s a guy that never wants to come off the field, so to see him come off, he’s had something wrong,” said Xander Bogaerts, who was playing shortstop.

“I didn’t even know I really hit him,” said Forsythe, “and when I turned back and I saw him down, I felt my arm hit something and I put two and two together.”

Farrell said the Red Sox will monitor the situation overnight.

“We’ve got to be sure that every symptom is clear,” he said. “His bell was rung as he was coming off the field. This will be a day to day situation.”

Jake Odorizzi and two relief pitchers combined on a one-hitter for the Rays.

Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up a career-high eight runs over four innings in a 9-1 loss at Baltimore, Odorizzi (10-11) allowed a fourth-inning single to Will Middlebrooks, three walks and struck out seven over seven innings.

Middlebrooks entered the game as a replacement for Pedroia.

Jeff Beliveau and Kirby Yates completed the one-hitter. Tampa Bay set a single-season team record with its 18th shutout this year.

James Loney had an RBI double during a three-run second off Allen Webster (3-3) that put the Rays ahead 3-0. Ben Zobrist made it 4-0 on his second run-scoring grounder of the game in the fourth.

Tampa Bay went up 7-0 with a three-run fifth. Two runs scored when catcher David Ross was charged with an error for an off-target throw to first on Brandon Guyer’s bunt single.

Webster gave up six runs and five hits over four-plus innings.

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