Tuesday August 24, 2010 | 05:52 AM

The Red Sox won and the Yankees lost ... but the Rays won. Boston can only keep winning, and hope someone in front starts losing a bunch.

AL East: NYY & TB 77-48; Boston 72-54 (5.5 back).

Anthony Rizzo keeps making headlines for the Portland Sea Dogs. With his three-run double Monday, Rizzo now has 29 RBI in August. That is the most RBI in a month in Sea Dogs history. The previous record of 28 was shared by four players, including Kevin Millar.

Rizzo (.270) took some spotlight away from Nate Spears (.269) who keeps showing off unexpected power. Spears hit home runs in the first and second inning Monday, giving him 17.

Ryan Lavarnway (.269) also went deep, his fourth homer for the Dogs ... Jose Iglesias (.303) was 3-for-5.

Portland made one roster move, putting center fielder Che-Hsuan Lin on the disabled list (sore hip) and calling up Juan Carlos Linares, 25, the Cuban outfielder who recently signed with the Red Sox. Linares went 2-for-5 on Monday.

Pawtucket outfielder Josh Reddick (.250) continues to finish his disappointing season strong, going 3-for-4 with two home runs.

Pawtucket is getting catcher Dusty Brown back from Boston as Kevin Cash is being activated from the disabled list.


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