Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- So, this is how it happens.

Monday night, a 5-foot-11-inch, 190-pounder named Bubba strikes a walkoff pose in the Bronx, pulling the Yankees within a half-game. Last night, Matt Lawton, a Yankee Stadium pariah vociferously booed in recent weeks, launches an early two-run shot that stands up in 2-1 New York win.

That game went final as the Sox played out the bottom of the eighth here last night, a five-run debacle of an inning, all the runs sco...