MLB: Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2

May 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Stephen Drew's grand slam was the centerpiece of an eight-run third inning Wednesday that vaulted Boston to a 9-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak, coming up with four singles, a double, two walks and Drew's homer while sending 11 men to the plate in the third.

Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes also drove in a run each during the big inning and Will Middlebrooks added a solo homer in the eighth.

Jon Lester (6-0) had no trouble remaining unbeaten, giving up eight hits and two runs over seven innings. He has not lost since Sept. 26.

David Price (1-4) surrendered five hits and four runs in 2 1/3 innings in suffering the loss. The Rays said Price experienced tightness in his left triceps before being removed from the game.

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