Longoria’s HR in 8th rallies Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

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BOSTON – Evan Longoria broke a tie with a solo homer in the eighth inning, clearing Fenway Park’s “Green Monster” and rallying Tampa Bay to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Luke Maile of the Rays hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh. It was just the second career homer for Maile, who drove a 1-2 pitch from Drew Pomeranz out to left to restore the tie after Boston had taken a 3-1 lead.

Pomeranz and Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi both pitched well but didn’t factor in the decision as both bullpens struggled to hold a lead.

Enny Romero (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh with two strikeouts and got the win. Alex Colome survived a hit and a passed ball in the ninth while picking up his 29th save.

Former starter Clay Buchholz (5-10) took the loss, pitching the eighth and allowing Longoria’s solo shot.

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