A parade of relievers saved the night for the Rays, who rallied for a 6-5 victory Monday against the Red Sox in front of 28,528 at Tropicana Field.
The win, their third straight and fifth in their last six games, pushed the Rays passed the Red Sox and into second place in the American League East.
It came with a reemergence of timely hitting. John Jaso tied the score at 5-5 with a two-run single in the sixth inning after falling behind 0-2 in the count and Jason Bartlett gave the Rays a 6-5 lead in the seventh with a sacrifice fly that scored pinch-runner B.J. Upton.