After taking a throw from B.J. Upton, Dioner Navarro tags out Manny Ramirez. (Charles Krupa/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Other than a three-run third inning, Edwin Jackson held the Red Sox in check, but the Rays could do little against Josh Beckett and Boston's bullpen and fell into second place. Eric Hinske's RBI single in the fourth produced the club's lone run.
WP: Jackson. Pitches-strikes: Jackson 94-60, Hammel 44-24, Miller 6-3, Beckett 92-57, Delcarmen 16-10, Okajima 22-13, Hansen 10-6. Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 2-9, Hammel 1-2, Miller 0-1, Beckett 6-6, Delcarmen 0-0, Okajima 1-0, Hansen 2-1. Batters faced: Jackson 24, Hammel 12, Miller 1, Beckett 24, Delcarmen 3, Okajima 4, Hansen 4. EjectionsTampa Bay Rays center fielder B. J. Upton ejected by HP umpire Paul Emmel. (8th). Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Chad Fairchild. Weather: 56 degrees, drizzle. Wind: 8 mph, In from CF. T: 3:13. Att: 37,474.
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