Tampa Bay Rays defeat Boston Red Sox, 14-5

BOSTON—The Tampa Bay Rays hit five home runs to support David Price's strong six-inning performance and beat the Boston Red Sox 14-5 on Tuesday night to gain a game in the AL East race.

The Rays broke a three-game losing streak and cut the Yankees' division lead to 1 1/2 games. New York lost 6-2 to Baltimore.

Price (17-6) gave up two runs before retiring a batter but allowed just two more hits, both by Victor Martinez. Boston's 2-0 lead held up until Ben Zobrist's tw...

There were cheers, and then there were boos. The cheers came as manager Terry Francona bounded from the dugout to remove starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. The boos were for Matsuzaka, who frustrated the fans and failed to help the Red Sox gain ground against their closest competition.

His performance was a debacle.

And the 14-5 loss led to the first official sign that the Sox have started thinking about 2011. Instead of having Clay Buchholz pitch tonight on short rest, Tim ...