Nick Green had a two-run single in the second and an RBI single in the third. (Steve Nesius/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
The Red Sox pounced on Rays starter Jeff Niemann in the first three innings for six runs, of which Nick Green, who was 3-for-5, drove in three. After Tim Wakefield gave five runs back, Kevin Youkilis' sixth-inning two-run double and Mike Lowell's seventh-inning homer put the game out of reach.
Ellsbury 3 (13, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D, 2nd base off Balfour/Navarro, D, 3rd base off Balfour/Navarro, D), Bay (3,
2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D). CS: Green, N (2, 2nd base by Niemann/Navarro, D).
Green, N (6, throw). PB: Kottaras (4).
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