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Rays rally past fading Red Sox

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Matt Joyce hit the go-ahead two-run single in a five-run fourth inning, lifting Tampa Bay to a 5-3 win over Boston in the opener of a three-game series

Luke Scott hit an RBI double and Jose Molina added a two-run base hit in the deciding frame for the Rays, who were coming off a weekend sweep of San Diego and won their sixth straight overall.

Matt Moore (7-0) remained perfect on the season and tied for the major-league lead in victories by scattering three hits and as many runs in his six-inning outing. The left-hander also became the first hurler in franchise history to start a season with seven wins before losing a start.

David Ortiz launched a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who fell to 4-9 in May after an 18-8 start to the season.

John Lackey (1-4) was dented in defeat for nine hits and five runs over just 4 1/3 frames.

05/14 22:33:53 ET