MLB: Boston 10, Tampa Bay 8 (14 innings)

June 11, 2013 at 1:13 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 11 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava drove in the tiebreaking run on a 14th-inning single Monday and the Boston Red Sox outlasted Tampa Bay 10-8 in a marathon victory.

The Red Sox had seemed on their way to a win in the 10th when Jarrod Saltalamacchia delivered a two-run single, but the Rays came back with two runs of their own in the next half-inning off Andrew Bailey, extending the contest.

Then in the top of the 14th, Shane Victorino began the frame with a single off Cesar Ramos (1-2) and went to second on an out.

The Rays intentionally walked David Ortiz to get to Nava, but he crossed up their strategy by blooping a hit into center field, plating Victorino with the go-ahead run.

Saltalamacchia (4-for-7) added an RBI single for an insurance tally and the American League East-leading Red Sox took the opener of a three-game series.

Franklin Morales (2-0) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the decision.

Ben Zobrist had five hits for Tampa Bay, which rallied from a six-run deficit to force extra innings.

Matt Joyce, Evan Longoria, James Loney and Jose Lobaton each socked a solo homer in the loss.

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