facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1

June 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava hit a two-run homer in the third inning Wednesday and five Boston pitchers made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

The Red Sox won for the eighth time in 11 games despite being outhit by the Rays 6-5.

Alfred Aceves (3-1) went six innings to get the win, allowing a run on four hits with four walks.

Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow, Koji Uehara and Andrew Bailey then teamed to throw three scoreless innings with seven strikeouts.

Bailey gave up a leadoff single to James Loney in the ninth, but retired the next three batters to record his seventh save.

Nava's home run came off Chris Archer (1-2), who struck out seven in his four innings of work. Archer retired the first two batters in the third before giving up a single to Jacoby Ellsbury and Nava's ninth home run of the year.

Tampa Bay's run came on a sixth-inning homer from Evan Longoria, his 13th.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension