Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 12-6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With what was left of the crowd of 36,048 on its feet, Brian Stokes had just issued a ball — ball four, to be exact — to Julio Lugo.

The go-ahead run scored. The roar was astounding. Something out of Fenway Park that seemed, in so many ways, quite odd in a domed stadium with fake grass. Yet few in the crowd, quite clearly, had any allegiance to the Devil Rays.

Only the Red Sox fans were left as the game rumbled through the 12th inning, the Devil R...