Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 13-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --The Tampa Bay Rays have been resilient all season, so manager Joe Maddon is not going to start doubting his team now.

A day after Boston closed within percentage points of first place in the AL East with an awesome display of power, the division-leading Rays shut down the Red Sox with superb pitching in a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.

Andy Sonnanstine pitched six strong innings and Tampa Bay's bullpen sparkled, too, to enable Tampa Bay to rebound ...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - By the time the Red Sox had finally been retired in the fourth inning, hives had broken out among the denizens of Rays Nation. Or would have, if there were such a thing, with Tropicana Field having been taken over as usual by Red Sox fans even in the heat of a playoff chase in Florida.

It was so ugly that the Rays radio announcers were already calling the game a "nightmare," as the Sox were guaranteeing that they would end the evening in a virtual...