Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

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 fr...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Justin Masterson let the ball fly, hoping it would stay down, watching for the anticipated ground out. The ball didn't cooperate. Dioner Navarro didn't either, lifting the wayward sinker to center field, over Coco Crisp's head. Long before the ball hit the Tropicana Field turf, Navarro raised his arms above his head as Jason Bartlett rushed home.

The winning single - Navarro couldn't have gotten to second base if he'd wanted, the crush of his team...