Red Sox Lead in Division Down to Half Game after Loss to Rays

Yandy Díaz, Mike Zunino and Randy Arozarena homered and the Tampa Bay Rays moved within one-half game of AL East-leading Boston with a 7-3 win over the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series. Boston has had at least a share of first-place in the division since June 28. The Red Sox or Rays have been in the top spot since April 10. Díaz connected on a two-run drive in the first. After Wander Franco hit a two-run double in the third inning, Tampa Bay went up 6-2 in the fourth when Zunino and Arozarena had solo shots off Martín Pérez.

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