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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Papi-less Sox down Rays 7-4

The Red Sox pulled to within a half-game of the suprising Tampa Bay Rays with a 7-4 victory in their return to Fenway Park. The Red Sox kept winning at home even without David Ortiz. Coco Crisp hit a tie-breaking double and Boston won the matchup of the AL East's top two teams with a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Crisp snapped a 1-for-25 slump with the two-run double in a four-run sixth inning and Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a sacrifice fly.

Justin Masterson (2-0) allowed four runs in six innings and Craig Hansen got out of a first-and-second jam with no outs in the eighth by retiring the next three batters. Jonathan Papelbon struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 19 opportunities.

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