For the second time in the last two weeks, Alfredo Aceves answered the call from the Red Sox, stepping
in from the minor leagues for a spot start and limiting the opponent to a single run over six innings.

Aceves, who held the Phillies to a solo run on May 25, did the same to the Tampa Bay Rays, then got three innings of scoreless relief from his bullpen as the Sox held off the Rays, 2-1.

The victory improved the Red Sox to 7-2 against Tampa Bay this season.

The only runs of the for the Red Sox came in the third when, following a two-out single and stolen base by Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava hammered a pitch from Tampa starter Chris Archer into the seats in right.

It was Nava's 10th homer of the season -- second on the team to David Ortiz -- and gave him 20 RBI in his last 25 games.

The Boston bullpen was superb. Junichi Tazawa struck out two in a scoreless seventh while Craig Breslow fanned the first two hitters he faced in the eighth before allowing a double to Kelly Johnson.