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Franklin drives in 5, Rays beat Red Sox to stop 11-game skid

Tampa Bay's longest losing streak in seven years is over, thanks to a breakout offensive performance led by Nick Franklin.

The utility infielder had his first three hits of the season and drove in a career-high five runs Monday night, helping the Rays end an 11-game skid with a 13-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

"I don't know if it's the start of something, but it's the end of something, for sure," manager Kevin Cash said. "Sometimes it takes that type of performance to break out of a funk."

Franklin, recalled from the minors last week, had a two-run single in the first, a RBI single in the third and a two-run homer in the seventh.

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