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Red Sox sweep doubleheader

Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz spark Boston over Tampa Bay, 3-1 and 4-0.

September 14, 2009|Associated Press

BOSTON — Jon Lester (13-7) gave up two hits in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 4-0, Sunday for a doubleheader sweep, handing the Rays their 11th consecutive loss.

Tampa Bay's losing streak is the longest this season in the majors.

In the opener, Dustin Pedroia's tiebreaking, two-run home run in the eighth inning gave Boston a 3-1 victory behind Clay Buchholz and two relievers.

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