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Pierzynski lifts Red Sox over Rays, 3-2, in 10 after tempers flare

  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers (9) and center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) collide while trying to make the play on a game-winning RBI triple by Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers (9) and center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) collide while trying to make the play on a game-winning RBI triple by Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after David Ortiz was hit by a pitch thrown by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Farrell was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after David Ortiz was hit by a pitch thrown by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Farrell was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski, top center, is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski, top center, is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski watches his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski watches his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski celebrates as he passes Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (46) after his game-winning RBI triple during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski celebrates as he passes Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (46) after his game-winning RBI triple during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes slams into the wall but can't make the catch on a foul by Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes slams into the wall but can't make the catch on a foul by Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara pumps his fist after getting Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings to ground out to end the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara pumps his fist after getting Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings to ground out to end the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell following Farrell's ejection, throws his hat as he argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014.  Lovullo was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell following Farrell's ejection, throws his hat as he argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Lovullo was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell after Farrell was ejected, argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Lovullo was ejected as well. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell after Farrell was ejected, argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Lovullo was ejected as well. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina blocks Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz from getting to pitcher David Price as benches clear after Red Sox batter Mike Carp was hit by a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014.  Ortiz was hit by a pitch earlier in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina blocks Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz from getting to pitcher David Price as benches clear after Red Sox batter Mike Carp was hit by a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Ortiz was hit by a pitch earlier in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers (9) and center fielder Desmond Jennings (8) collide while trying to make the play on a game-winning RBI triple by Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Boston won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after David Ortiz was hit by a pitch thrown by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Farrell was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski, top center, is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski watches his game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox's A.J. Pierzynski celebrates as he passes Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo (46) after his game-winning RBI triple during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after grounding out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes slams into the wall but can't make the catch on a foul by Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara pumps his fist after getting Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings to ground out to end the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell following Farrell's ejection, throws his hat as he argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014.  Lovullo was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who replaced manager John Farrell after Farrell was ejected, argues with home plate umpire Dan Bellino after benches cleared when Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. Lovullo was ejected as well. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina blocks Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz from getting to pitcher David Price as benches clear after Red Sox batter Mike Carp was hit by a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014.  Ortiz was hit by a pitch earlier in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is held back by umpire Jeff Kellogg after benches cleared after Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON – A.J. Pierzynski hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox – on their fourth manager of the night following a string of ejections – beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, last night in the latest testy game between the teams.

Jonny Gomes scored the winning run. He fittingly reached base when he was hit by a pitch, a common theme that led to one bench-clearing scrum and nearly as many ejections as runs on a wild night at Fenway Park.

Juan Carlos Oviedo (1-2) plunked Gomes with one out in the 10th and Pierzynski followed with a drive to the triangle in right-center, where the ball landed between Wil Myers and Desmond Jennings.

The Red Sox rushed out of the dugout – for once not to possibly fight their AL East rivals – and celebrated their fifth straight win following a 10-game skid.

Andrew Miller (2-4) got the win after the Red Sox rallied from a 2-0 deficit against Tampa Bay ace David Price.

These teams have a long history of bad blood, and last night was the latest chapter.

Price hit David Ortiz in the hip on his first pitch to the Boston slugger in the first inning. That led to warnings for both benches and the ejection of Red Sox Manager John Farrell when he came out to argue.

Price plunked Mike Carp in the fourth, igniting the tensions again as players rushed from both dugouts for a round of pushing and shoving, but no punching. Price was not ejected, which infuriated bench coach Torey Luvollo enough to get him tossed and sent to join Farrell in the clubhouse.

Boston retaliated in the sixth when Brandon Workman threw a high pitch behind Rays slugger Evan Longoria, who was visibly upset. Longoria and Pierzynski had a conversation at home plate, and a handful of players from both dugouts ventured a few steps onto the field, but no trouble ensued.

Workman was ejected and third base coach Brian Butterfield was automatically tossed with him, leaving hitting coach Greg Colbrunn as the fourth Red Sox skipper of the night.

The last-place Rays had won five straight against the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep last weekend that extended Boston’s losing streak to 10 in a row. The Red Sox vented some of the frustration during a bench-clearing dustup Sunday at Tampa Bay that led to the ejection of three players: Gomes, and Yunel Escobar and Sean Rodriguez of the Rays.

David DeJesus led off the game with a double and took third on an error by Grady Sizemore in right field. Ben Zobrist followed with a fielder’s choice that allowed DeJesus to score and give Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead.

The Rays added a run in the fifth when Escobar led off with a double and scored on an RBI single by DeJesus.

Boston cut it to 2-1 in the fifth on two-out singles by Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz. Bogaerts added an RBI double to tie it at 2-all in the seventh after Jackie Bradley Jr. led off with a single.

Price left after seven innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He struck out six, walked one and hit two batters.

NOTES

∎ Price entered with a 6-1 record at Fenway Park.

∎ The Rays activated Ben Zobrist (thumb) from the 15-day DL and started him at second base.

∎ Boston placed 1B-C Ryan Lavarnway on the 15-day disabled list with a broken bone in his left hand and recalled OF-1B Alex Hassan from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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