BOSTON (AP) _ The Red Sox come back from a seven-run deficit to
beat the Devil Rays 16-10.
Mike Lowell had four hits and Kevin Youkilis hit a bases-loaded
triple during a six-run sixth inning.
The Red Sox fell behind 8-1 in the fourth after Tim Wakefield
was tagged by a team he has dominated throughout his career. But
Boston scored four in the fourth, three in the fifth, six in the
sixth. They got two more in the seventh on solo homers by David
Ortiz and J.D. Drew.
Rookies Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia also homered for
With the season-high 16 runs, the Red Sox keep a five-game lead
over the Yankees in the AL East and make sure they'll still be in
front even if they're swept by New York in their three-game series
Bryan Corey (1-0) tossed a scoreless inning to earn the win in
Boston's biggest comeback victory since 2000.
Jon Switzer (0-1)allowed two runs and two hits in the sixth for
the loss. Carlos Pena and Brendan Harris homered for the Devil
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