Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

BOSTON—Pinch-hitter Dan Johnson homered off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning to tie it, and Dioner Navarro doubled in the go-ahead run Tuesday night as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Boston Red Sox 5-4 to snap a four-game skid and extend their lead in the AL East.

The Rays had lost six of seven games -- and the Red Sox had won six of seven, including a 3-0 victory in the series opener -- to cut the cushion from 5 1/2 games to just a half-game. With a victory T...

He is supposed to be the invincible one, the one for whom these situations are created. Moments after Jason Bay had electrified the Fenway Park crowd of 37,573 last night with a laser two-run home run off Dan Wheeler, smashing it into the front row of the Monster seats to seemingly put the Red Sox over the Wall and into first place, Jonathan Papelbon stepped to the mound.

And six pitches later, it was Dan Johnson rounding the bases.

Fastball after fastball, the first...