Beckett, Red Sox top Rays
|Beckett, Red Sox top Rays|
Winning pitcher Josh Beckett allowed only one run over seven innings to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Tuesday.
Boston won as -145 home favorites as the game played under the 8.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.
Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek went yard for the Red Sox, while Kevin Youkilis went 2-for-4 for Boston.
Evan Longoria knocked in two runs for Tampa Bay, as James Shields was tagged for five runs over 5 1-3 innings to take the loss for the Rays.