Kevin Youkilis beats the tag of Dioner Navarro to score on Coco Crisp's sac fly. (Charles Krupa/AP)
By Mark Remme / MLB.com
Josh Beckett wasn't at his best, allowing seven hits, but held the Rays to one run in six innings as Boston reclaimed the AL East's top spot over Tampa Bay. In a three-run third, Jacoby Ellsbury, J.D. Drew and Manny Ramirez collected RBI hits.
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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