BOSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Kazmir (2-1), who returned to the starting rotation after a brief stint in the bullpen, yielded just three hits while fanning a career-high nine batters and walking three.
Danys Baez worked the ninth and got his 27th save.
Pedro Martinez (16-6) took the loss after allowing two runs on three hits over six innings. Martinez, who had won three straight starts, struck out 10 and walked five.
Trot Nixon hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who entered the night three games behind the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East.