ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Tino Martinez hit a three-run homer Wednesday to highlight Tampa Bay's 9-4 romp over Boston.
Pedro Martinez (16-9) suffered his fourth straight loss. He allowed six runs on 10 hits in five innings.
The Boston setback allowed the New York Yankees to clinch a tie for the top spot in the American League East. The Red Sox, however, have already wrapped up the league's wild card berth.