Tim Wakefield pitched seven solid innings and David McCarty hit a three-run homer to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-3, Monday night at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kevin Youkilis had a two-run double during a three-run fifth as the Red Sox rebounded from two straight losses to AL Central-leading Minnesota. Boston trails the Yankees by nine games in the AL East and the Texas Rangers by a half-game in the wild card race.
Wakefield (7-6), who turned 38 Monday, gave up three runs, four hits, four walks and struck out three.
McCarty gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead with his home run in the second.
It was his first homer since May 30 against Seattle, a span of 63 at-bats.
Toronto 6, Cleveland 1 -- Ted Lilly won for the first time in more than a month and Vernon Wells homered before leaving with a calf injury at Toronto.
Cleveland starter Cliff Lee (10-4) threw his cap and glove into the stands after giving up six runs, two earned, and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, the third straight start he has been rocked.
Wells left the game after fouling a ball of his left calf in the fifth inning. He was listed as day-to-day with a bruise.
Lilly (8-7) won for the first time since June 28, a span of six starts. The left-hander gave up one run and three hits in seven innings.