BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, moving the Red Sox out of the AL East's basement and ahead of the Rays.
David Ortiz collected his 99th RBI on a night he was honored at Fenway Park for collecting his 500th career homer. It was his first home game since he joined the 500-home run club, hitting it against the Rays on Sept. 12.
Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Brock Holt drove in a run for Boston, which moved out of last place for the first time since June 8.
Brandon Guyer homered on the game's second pitch to spark a three-run first for the Rays, who lost for the seventh...