Jonathan Papelbon is pumped after striking out Gabe Gross to nail down the victory. (AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
On a night that the Fenway faithful got to celebrate their record-breaking streak of 456 sellouts, Jon Lester dominated the Rays and got support from David Ortiz and Jason Bay, leading the Red Sox to just a half-game of first place in the AL East.
BATTING 2B: Ortiz, D (24, Jackson, E). HR: Bay (28, 1st inning off Jackson, E, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Ortiz, D 2; Youkilis; Crisp 3; Bay 5; Kotsay 2. RBI: Ortiz, D (73), Youkilis (98), Bay (95). 2-out RBI: Bay. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay; Pedroia. GIDP: Lowell. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING SB: Crisp (20, 2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro, D). CS: Youkilis (5, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D), Crisp (7, 2nd base by Howell/Navarro, D). PO: Crisp (1st base by Howell).