Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-2

The park was emptying, the clock ticking past midnight.

The bodies were moving toward the exits, the faces looking back longingly at a game that seemed to have no desire to end. But the ones still there, lasting through a mid-September chill and 14 tense innings, watched intently as Mike Timlin - the sixth pitcher of the night for the Red Sox - could not do what the other five had done.

With two outs in the 14th, Carlos Peña smashed a home run into the Monster seats as ...

BOSTON --Jason Hammel thought he'd do a little throwing in the bullpen to stay loose. He wound up being thrown into the tightest spot he could imagine.

Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the 14th inning, then Hammel escaped a major jam Wednesday night to give the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.

After playing more than five hours, the Rays increased their division edge to 2 1/2 games over the Red Sox. Boston's wild-card lead was cut...