ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Dustin Pedroia used nifty baserunning to score from first base on David Ortiz’s double in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday for their 11th consecutive win.
Pedroia singled off Eddie Gamboa (0-1) to start the inning. The relay throw on Ortiz’s hit to right center beat Pedroia to plate but he avoided Luke Maile’s first tag. Pedroia’s momentum carried him past the plate and when he went back to touch it Maile was charged with an error when the ball dropped out his glove on another tag try.
Joe Kelly (4-0) went 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez struck out a career-high 13 in 5 1-3 innings.