Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Manny Ramírez, watching from the visitors' dugout, threw his hands into the air, signaling the start of Julio Lugo's stroll into Red Sox lore.

It ended with Lugo leaping into the arms of David Ortiz, who was waiting for his little buddy after Lugo's two-run home run sent the Sox into the postseason for the fourth time in five years.

The Sox, on the verge of suffering another shocking loss when Carlos Peña's three-run home run in the seventh off...