Rays Rout Boston, 13-4; Lead Series 3-1

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2008 10:32 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena and Boston Red Sox catcher Kevin Cash watch Pena's two-run home run in the first inning.   (Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Tampa Bay rocked Tim Wakefield and the Boston Red Sox tonight in a 13-4 victory at Fenway that put the defending champs on the brink of elimination. Evan Longoria hit his rookie-record fifth home run of the playoffs, and Carlos Pena and Willie Aybar also homered off aging knuckleballer Wakefield.The Rays now lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 and are a game away from their first AL pennant.