Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs Wednesday night, helping the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 for their second three-game sweep of the World Series champions this season.

The Rays improved the best record in baseball to 52-32, rallying from a three-run deficit in the seventh inning and extending their lead in the AL East to a franchise-best 3 1/2 games over the second-place Red Sox, who matched a season high wi...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - For three straight nights, it was easy to forget that this is still a place with a fish tank in center field, as opposed to the next stop on the Red Sox' itinerary, the one with the hallowed monuments.

No one has yet to be awarded the World Series trophy by the Fourth of July. Sox fans need only recall 2006, when Boston led the Yankees by four games on the Fourth and not only failed to win the division, but missed the postseason altogether. More r...