Dioner Navarro blows a kiss after knocking in the go-ahead run in the ninth. (AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
It was a roller-coaster ride, but the Rays held on, besting the opposition to extend their lead in the AL East to 1 1/2 games. With a game-tying homer from Dan Johnson and the go-ahead RBI double by Dioner Navarro, Tampa Bay shocked the crowd at Fenway Park in the ninth inning.
a-Walked for Hinske in the 7th. b-Batted for Floyd, C in the 9th. c-Homered for Ruggiano in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Bartlett (20, Matsuzaka), Perez, F (1, Papelbon), Navarro (24, Papelbon). HR: Johnson,
D (1, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Iwamura 2; Pena, C; Johnson, D 4; Aybar, W 2; Perez, F 2; Navarro
3; Gross 2; Bartlett 2. RBI: Floyd, C (36), Aybar, W (27), Bartlett (29), Johnson, D (1), Navarro (46). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 5; Navarro; Floyd, C 2. SF: Aybar, W. Team RISP: 1-for-17. Team
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