Mike Carp came off the bench in the of the tenth inning and slammed the first pitch he saw from Tampa reliever Roberto Hernandez over the center field fence for a grand slam home run as the Red Sox beat the Rays 7-3 in ten innings at the Trop.
Koji Uehara, who - of course - pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning, got the win in relief.
The Red Sox scored three runs in the top of the third inning on a two-RBI double by Mike Napoli and an RBI groundout by Daniel Nava. The Rays chipped away with single runs in the third and seventh innings, and then tied the game on James Loney's one-out home run off reliever Brandon Workman in the bottom of the eighth.
Ryan Dempster (pictured) pitched five innings, allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out seven but walked five.
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