Rays - 000 000 200 - 2 4 0 Red Sox - 000 001 002 - 3 9 1Pinch-hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia's two-run home run off Fernando Rodney in the bottom of the ninth gave the Red Sox their first walk-off win of the season.
With Boston down 2-1, Daniel Nava started the ninth with a walk. Nick Punto bunted him to second and then Saltalamacchia batted for Marlon Byrd. Salty blasted an 0-1 pitch over the Red Sox bullpen in right-center.
Josh Beckett (7-4-2-0-5, 91) allowed only one base runner through the first six innings.
Daisuke Matsuzaka for Pawtucket: 5-1-0-1-2, 56.
The Rays comment on the Luke Scott HBP. Joe Maddon:
I'm kind of curious regarding who put out the hit, because I know it wasn't one of their players. By the way their players reacted to the entire situation, I knew it did not come from them. It's kind of incompetent behavior ... [T]he people that were incensed obviously they're the ones that were probably behind the effort, the really weak, cowardly effort on their part. Did I say that strongly enough? Did I make my point?