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Red Sox Reclaim First Place from Rays

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Josh Beckett allowed a run in six strong innings and the Boston Red Sox won their 12th straight home game to take the American League East lead from Tampa Bay with a 5-1 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

Beckett (6-4) left after throwing 92 pitches, allowing seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

J.D. Drew, batting third in place of the injured David Ortiz, continued his surge with an RBI double, a single and two runs.

Tampa Bay starter Edwin Jackson's struggles at Fenway Park continued as he left after five innings trailing 4-1. Jackson (3-5) is 0-3 in his career there, allowing 20 earned runs in 22 innings.

This program aired on June 5, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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