Daisuke Matsuzaka took a shutout into the seventh, but the bid came to an end with a solo shot. Manny Delcarmen yielded two more homers as the Rays put up five in the frame. Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis hit consecutive homers in the eighth, but the Sox were unable to complete the comeback.
Locked in a scoreless tie entering the seventh, the Rays got home runs from Dioner Navarro, B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena to post a five-spot. Dueling with Sox rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka, Scott Kazmir threw six scoreless innings but didn't factor in the decision. Gary Glover picked up the win in relief.
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