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, D (24, Papelbon). HR: Johnson, D (1, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D 3; Aybar, W 2; Johnson, D 4; Perez, F 2; Iwamura 2. RBI: Floyd, C (36), Aybar, W (27), Bartlett (29), Johnson, D (1), Navarro, D (46). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 5; Navarro, D; Floyd, C 2. SF: Aybar, W. Team RISP: 1-for-17. Team LOB: 13.
FIELDING E: Navarro, D (4, throw). DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).