The Red Sox and Tampa Rays played until almost 2:00 in the morning as they battled for 16 innings, with Boston coming out on top, 1-0 thanks to a Dustin Pedroia single that plated Josh Reddick with the game’s only run. It was a pretty bizarre night in many ways for the two clubs, and the national television audience on ESPN.

Red Sox go deep to beat Rays – Scott Lauber’s game story leads off with Josh Beckett submitting another ace performance. More game stories from Peter Abraham | Tim Britton | Sean McAdam | Rob Bradford looks at five things we learned from this one.

Starting to get that feeling about Sox – Joe McDonald notes that in this game, the Red Sox displayed the mental toughness that is necessary for a championship club.

Peace of mind is helping Pedroia put together one of his best streaks – Tim Britton notes that ever since he missed a game in New York to get his knee checked out, Dustin Pedroia has been on fire.

They’d like him up to speed – With Carl Crawford set to come off the DL today, Nick Cafardo says that it is time that the high-priced outfielder shows that he is worthy of his contract.

Date is set for Lester’s return – Peter Abraham’s notebook reports that the lefty will rejoin the rotation on July 26th. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has the same report. The Red Sox Journal looks at Crawford’s return today. The notes have a look at the strong outing from Beckett and the contributions of Josh Reddick.

David Krejci Proves His Worth With Stellar Postseason, Will Be Counted On to Lead Bruins Offense Again – Douglas Flynn looks at the strong playoff performance of the first-line center.

Ras-I Dowling aims for quick impact – Mike Reiss has the Patriots second-round pick looking to contribute quickly.

Newman’s own – Michael Vega has Ryan Newman taking the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in Loudon NH yesterday. More on Newman’s win from Rich Thompson.