Sep 23, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames (1) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – The Red Sox fittingly finished up their season series with the Rays with a 7-4 loss at the Trop Monday night.

The Rays took the season series 12-7, meaning the Sox dropped to 12-26 against the Yankees and the Rays in 2019.

Boston jumped out to an early 4-0 lead but couldn’t hold on. The Rays pushed six men across home plate in the fourth inning by homering three times. Ji-Man Choi and Brandon Lowe took Sox starter Jhoulys Chacin deep before Willy Adames’ two-run shot off Bobby Poyner put Tampa ahead for good.

Mookie Betts delivered one of the defensive highlights of the season, gunning Avisail Garcia down at third base with a 305-foot rocket from right field.

J.D. Martinez drove in a run, his 100th RBI of the season. Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers, and Marco Hernandez also picked up RBIs.

With the win, the Rays moved a half game ahead of Cleveland for the second Wild Card spot in the American League.

The Red Sox now head to Texas where they will open up a series with the Rangers Tuesday night. Eduardo Rodriguez will take the ball looking for his 19th win of the season.