Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena homered to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-3 over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night at St. Petersburg, Fla.
James Shields (13-11) notched the win. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while fanning eight. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 39th save.
Pena’s solo homer opened the scoring in the fourth inning. Boston took a 2-1 in the fifth on RBI singles by Yamaico Navarro and Marco Scutaro.
The Red Sox made it 3-1 in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Daniel Nava, but Tampa Bay scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead.
Crawford smashed a two-run homer to tie the game. Evan Longoria followed with a ground-rule double and scored on a single by Saturday night’s hero, Dan Johnson.
Johnson hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning on Saturday.
John Lackey took the loss, surrendering five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings. Lackey (12-8) walked three and struck out seven.
The Rays won the final two games of the three-game series to remain tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East standings. Meanwhile, the Red Sox fell 6 1/2 games behind the two teams.