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MLB: Boston 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy tossed a complete-game three-hitter Sunday and the Boston Red Sox stifled the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 in an interleague game.

Peavy (10-5), making his fifth start for Boston since being obtained in a trade-deadline deal July 31, broke a personal three-start winless streak in the 111-pitch gem.

The veteran right-hander allowed one run, issued one walk and struck out five as the Red Sox took the rubber match of a three-game series between two likely post-season contenders.

Mike Napoli belted a two-run homer and finished with three RBI while Shane Victorino and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each contributed a home run for the Red Sox, who forged a one-game lead over second-place Tampa Bay the American League East.

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Boston.

Chris Capuano (4-7) yielded three runs on six hits in a five-inning performance for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who dropped a series for the first time since June 14-16.

Adrian Gonzalez homered for Los Angeles.

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