(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — The Boston Red Sox just keep finding ways to win.
Daniel Nava hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 14th inning and the Red Sox held off the Tampa Bay Rays with a 10-8 victory Monday night at Tropicana Field.
The game lasted five hours as the Red Sox jumped out to leads of 6-0 and 8-6, but weren’t able to hang on. The Rays came back to tie the game twice before eventually falling in the 14th inning.
“Six runs, then two hits and eight shutout innings later, we tack a couple more on, then the seesaw battle began,’’ Sox manager John Farrell said. “Thankfully, it ended with a win, but you can’t say enough about the way our guys continued to grind away through a very long night.’’
Franklin Morales (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Cesar Ramos took the loss for Tampa Bay.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire