Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It was a good catch, excellent even.

J.D. Drew had to vault over a pitcher’s mound in the Rays’ bullpen, contend with chairs, the wall, and scattering relief pitchers, and he still caught the ball. Except, he shouldn’t have caught it.

With one out in the seventh inning and the Sox leading, 1-0, Carlos Pena stood on third base as Matt Joyce lofted a ball into foul territory down the line in right. It drifted to the right, far to the right, and came...

Bucky Dent will forever reign supreme as the most unlikely villains in Red Sox history, his home run in the 1978 one-game playoff for the Yankees was that significant.

But Dan Johnson of the Tampa Bay Rays has assured himself of not being welcome in New England any time soon.

Johnson did it to the Red Sox again last night, his solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning giving Tampa Bay a 3-2 victory. On a night when the Red Sox seemed poised to gain more...