Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield works against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday night, May 2, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

What’s that you say? The Boston Red Sox won a game at Tropicana Field? You can’t be serious?

Well it’s true, the Red Sox finally beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field last night. It’s just the 2nd win in their last 13 visits to the Trop so we’ll take it anyway we can.

It was up to the Red Sox ace of 2009 Tim Wakefield to keep the Red Sox in the game. Fortunately for him, he got some run support behind him. But he did run into some trouble in the 5th inning (why can’t we seem to escape the 4th or 5th inning lately without getting beat up). The bullpen was strong though as they backed up Wake’s effort and the offense got them some insurance runs down the stretch to give the Red Sox the win.

Now they’ll turn to, gulp, Brad Penny to try and pick up a split of the series this afternoon at 1:38 PM on NESN and TBS. Oh and if you’re fortunate enough to be getting the TBS broadcast, you”ll get another dose of Buck Martinez plus David Wells.

Hitting on all cylinders [Boston Globe]

‘W’ for Wakefield [Boston Herald]

Boston goes on the attack and outslugs Tampa Bay [Providence Journal]

For now, fill-in has plenty in reserve [Boston Globe]

Trop’s no longer friendly [Boston Herald]

Red Sox are to the Rays what the Yankees are to the Sox [Providence Journal]

Smoltz wanted to hit target [Boston Globe]

John Smoltz in good spirits [Boston Herald]

Reddick making his mark at the various Red Sox minor-league stops [Providence Journal]

Wells an analyst? Now we’re talking [Boston Globe]

Thief Jacoby Ellsbury retakes MLB lead [Boston Herald]

Matsuzaka and Baldelli to play in Pawtucket early next week [Providence Journal]

Ellsbury continues to steal the spotlight [Boston Globe]

Brad Penny needs a new angle [Boston Herald]

Bay OK [Extra Bases]

Ellsbury shows why it’s good to go for it [Boston Globe]

Carew Set Off Home Alarms In ’69 [Hartford Courant]

Decision was downright Maddon-ing [Tony Massarotti Blog]

For more slices of Boston Red Sox goodness, head over to the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and Providence Journal websites.

And if you must see what the enemy papers are saying you can check out the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times websites.