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Red Sox defeat Rays in trip finale

David Ortiz was congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning.

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A long home run by David Ortiz was the difference at Tropicana Field.

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The pitching great saluted his hometown during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Jake Peavy lasted six innings in his return to the National League, although his Giants lost to the Dodgers, 4-3. (Ben Margo/Associated Press)

Baseball roundup

Surging Dodgers too much for Jake Peavy in Giants debut

The former Red Sox pitcher allowed six hits and four runs — three earned — in six innings.

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1967. David Ortiz has three World Series titles on his resume.

Dan Shaughnessy

For Yaz, Ortiz is the second greatest Red Sox

Ted Williams will always be No. 1, and while most baby boomers believe Carl Yastrzemski deserves the No. 2 spot, Yaz says it’s David Ortiz.

Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller has been traded twice, so if it happens again he won’t be surprised.  Chris O’Meara/Associated Press

Red Sox notebook

Andrew Miller isn’t worrying about trade possibilities

The fireballing lefthander has been among the best relievers in the game the last two years.

Junichi Tzawa needed just 10 pitches to sit the Rays’ 3-4-5 hitters down in order in the eighth inning.

Red Sox bullpen closes door on Rays

Junichi Tzawa needed just 10 pitches to sit the Rays’ 3-4-5 hitters down in order in the eighth inning.

“I still think when push comes to shove, the Rays will deal him,” opined one National League special adviser about David Price.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Rays have big decisions as trade deadline nears

Tampa Bay must make a huge decision on whether to deal ace David Price or hang on to him until the offseason.