St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Stephen Drew's grand slam capped an
eight-run third inning which propelled Boston over Tampa Bay by a 9-2 count
in the second edition of a three-game series from Tropicana Field.
Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes each added an RBI
during the onslaught, while Will Middlebrooks hit a late solo homer for the
Red Sox, who put the brakes on a three-game skid.
Jon Lester (6-0) worked seven solid innings, giving up eight hits and two runs
with five strikeouts.
Desmond Jennings hit an RBI triple and Ben Zobrist also knocked in a run for
the Rays, whose season-high six-game win streak came to an end.
David Price (1-4) departed after just 2 1/3 frames with tightness in his left
triceps, but not before he was tagged for five hits and four runs. Jamey
Wright subbed for the reigning AL Cy Young winner, but surrendered the other
four BoSox runs in the inning.
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