Saturday August 31, 2013 | 06:34 AM

While the Red Sox held on to beat the White Sox 4-3, the A's defeated Tampa Bay, also 4-3. Former Sea Dogs infielder Jed Lowrie provided the game-winner for Oakland with an RBI double in the eighth.

Red Sox 80-56
Rays 75-58 (3.5 games back)
Orioles 71-62 (7.5)
Yankees 71-63 (8)

Tonight, Jake Peavy (2-1, 3.31) goes against his old team, which will have John Danks (4-10, 4.15) on the mound.

Boston got Peavy in a three-team deal, having sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to Detroit. Not only is Iggy batting .280 for Detroit, he is still a magician in the field, like this play Friday night.

Clay Buchholz made a rehab start for Pawtucket: 3 1/3 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K ... Alex Wilson also made a rehab appearance: 1 IP, 1 K ... Anthony Ranaudo (3-1, 2.97) made his first-ever relief appearance (because of Buchholz's presence) and pitched four hitless innings (1 BB, 5 K).

The Sea Dogs won 8-1 with several standouts. See the game story.

Portland still has a pulse in the playoff race. The Sea Dogs must sweep Trenton today to have a chance. Mickey Pena and Terry Doyle are the Portland starters. The doubleheader begins at 5 p.m.

EL East Wild Card Race
Trenton 71-67
Portland 68-70 (3 games)




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