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Big Night For Rays; Losing Streak Broken, Ground Gained Against Yankees

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Ben Zobrist, Jason Bartlett and Evan Longoria each homered and finished with three RBI, as Tampa Bay blasted Boston, 14-5, to gain ground on first place in the AL East.

Carl Crawford went 4-for-4 with three doubles and drove in two for the Rays, who moved within 1 1/2 games of the division-leading Yankees. New York lost at home to Baltimore, 6-2, on Tuesday.

Dan Johnson and B.J. Upton also went deep for Tampa Bay, which picked up its franchise-record 41st road win.

David Price (17-6) expanded his club record for victories in a single season as he allowed just two hits and a pair of runs over six innings.

09/07 22:34:12 ET

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