Denard Span

Eight is enough: Red Sox snap Rays' streak with 4-3 win

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel was on the mound with runners on second and third — twice.

At the rate he strikes out batters, it didn't matter.

Sandy Leon hit an opposite-field, go-ahead RBI single inside the third-base bag with two outs in the eighth inning and Kimbrel escaped two major jams, lifting the Boston to a 4-3 victory Sunday over Tampa Bay that snapped the Rays' eight-game winning streak.

J.D. Martinez had four singles and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, but misplayed a fly ball into a double that put runners on second and third in the eighth before Kimbrel struck out Brad Miller to end the inning.

Kimbrel (1-1) then struck out Jesus Sucre and...