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Red Sox 5-3, Rays 1-1

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BOSTON -- Jonny Gomes two-run homer in the ninth inning off Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta gave the Boston Red Sox a 3-1 in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, giving them a sweep of the Rays.

The Red Sox won 5-1 in the first game of the split doubleheader at Fenway Park.

In the second game, Boston left-hander Felix Doubront went eight scoreless innings, giving up three hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi went 5 2/3 innings, giving up one run on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

Boston's first run came on Daniel Nava's second-inning home run, his 10th of the season.

Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey gave up a game-tying home run to Kelly Johnson, the first batter he faced in the ninth. Bailey (3-0) emerged with the win thanks to Gomes' heroics.

Nava walked ahead of Gomes in the ninth and scored on the home run.

Tuesday's first game was delayed by rain for nearly three hours in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Boston starter Alfredo Aceves (4-1) exited after the delay, but he lasted the minimum five innings to qualify for the win. He gave up one run, three hits and three walks while striking out two.

Chris Archer (1-3) took the loss in the opener. He went 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs (three earned), five hits and five walks with five strikeouts.

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Boston in the day game, then went 2-for-4 again in the nightcap.

NOTES: Rays RF Wil Myers made his major league debut in the first game of the doubleheader. He flied out to shallow center field on the first pitch of his first at-bat. He got his first hit, a single to left in his first at-bat of the second game and finished the day 1-for-7. ... Rays manager Joe Maddon said he expects a long road back for RHP Alex Cobb, who was hit on the head by a line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer on Saturday. Maddon said he is not sure whether Cobb will pitch again this season. ... 1B Mike Napoli returned to the Red Sox lineup for the first game of the doubleheader. Napoli had missed the previous three games after leaving Thursday in the third inning because of an illness. He was not in the starting lineup for the second game. ... Boston RHP Clay Buchholz, who has not pitched since June 8 because of soreness in his neck, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway was called up, taking Buchholz's roster spot. ... Red Sox C David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. RHP Alex Wilson was called up to take Ross' place.
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