Jon Lester struck out nine and walked two on Tuesday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
After three unsuccessful tries, Jon Lester finally beat the Rays in 2009. Lester overpowered Tampa Bay hitters over six innings, fanning nine while allowing two runs. J.D. Drew and Jason Bay homered for Boston, which is now leads the Rays by six games in the Wild Card race.
a-Singled for Iwamura in the 8th. 1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th. 2-Ran for Navarro, D in the 8th.
BATTING HR: Pena, C (39, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Bartlett;
Longoria 2; Crawford, C; Pena, C 5; Burrell; Zobrist; Navarro, D 2; Aybar, W. RBI: Pena, C 2 (98),
Burrell (53), Navarro, D (30). 2-out RBI: Pena, C. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Burrell; Pena, C; Crawford, C 2. Team RISP: 4-for-10. Team LOB: 10.
Iwamura (6, fielding), Pena, C (10, fielding), Crawford, C (4, fielding). DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena,
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