Recap - Sox Roll To 11th Straight

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
David Ortiz (pictured) doubled home Dustin Pedroia in the top of the tenth inning to help push the Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Sunday afternoon.

The victory was Boston's eleventh in a row and marked the team's third straight series sweep.

The Magic Number to clinch the American League East is down to two.

Red Sox pitchers struck out 23 Rays, led by thirteen K's by starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. He allowed just one run on three hits and one walk.

Joe Kelly was the winner in relief, throwing 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.

Ortiz led Boston with three hits. Pedroia had two including his fifteenth home run of the year.

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