Friday night's MLB action included a game that went 15 innings to decide the winner. Ultimately that winner was the Boston Red Sox who topped the Tampa Bay Rays 13-6 after a seven-run 15th inning outburst. Here's the latest Red Sox vs. Rays game recap including top performers, statistics, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule for the teams.

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After Tampa Bay scored five runs ahead of the final inning, the Boston Red Sox were able to score three times in the top of the ninth to tie it up at 5-5. That brought on extra innings, with Boston's Rafael Devers hitting a single to center in the 14th to give his team the 6-5 lead.

The Tampa Bay Rays came back, though, with a Kevin Kiermaier home run in the bottom of the inning, and the game continued into the 15th.

That 15th inning was where the magic happened as Boston scored an impressive seven runs to take a 13-6 lead into the bottom of the inning. Among the players getting RBIs for the Red Sox were Dustin Pedroia, Andrew Benintendi, Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers, and Xander Bogaerts. With Boston's Blaine Boyer pitching, the Rays were unable to score in the bottom of the 15th inning as the visitors left with the big win.

A handful of players picked up numerous RBIs in the win for Boston. They included Bogaerts, Benintendi, Devers, Moreland, and Marrero, who each recorded two RBIs.

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Moreland had his 19th home run of the season in the fourth inning. On the opposing side, catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Kiermaier was 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored, while Evan Longoria finished 3-for-7 with just one RBI. Ramos, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Kiermaier each hit home runs for the Rays.

Boston went through a total of nine pitchers for the game. Chris Sale had the start and went 5.2 innings to strike out nine, but gave up six hits including two home runs, and four runs total. Getting the win for the Red Sox was Brandon Workman (1-1), while Tampa Bay's Austin Pruitt picked up the loss to go to 7-5 for this season.

Standings & what's next

With the win, the Boston Red Sox continue their lead in the American League East at 84-63 overall. They'll play another away game with Tampa Bay on Saturday beginning at 6:10 p.m. Eastern Time. Rick Porcello (9-17, 4.64 ERA) will get the start for Boston.

The Tampa Bay Rays fall to 72-76 for their season. Tampa Bay is currently 8.5 games back for an American League Wild Card spot and 12.5 games behind Boston for the division lead. They'll send Alex Cobb (11-9, 3.59 ERA) to the mound for the pitching start in Saturday's matchup with the Sox at 6:10 p.m. Eastern Time.