LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Peavy allowed just three hits as the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 to become the first team to win a series from the National League West leaders in 2½ months.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli homered for the Red Sox in the interleague game on the anniversary of the blockbuster nine-player trade in which the Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from Boston.

Gonzalez hit his 17th homer, driving a 0-2 pitch to center field with one out in the fourth for the Dodgers' first hit after the Red Sox staked Peavy to a 3-0 lead.

The Red Sox were the first team to win a series from the Dodgers since June 14-16, when Pittsburgh took two of three. But Los Angeles is 46-12 since June 22.

In the American League, Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2.

Alfonso Soriano started the winning rally with a one-out double off Jamey Wright (2-2). He stole third and came home on Granderson's fly ball to center.

Jordan Danks homered after replacing the injured Avisail Garcia, backing a solid start by his brother John and helping the surging Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 5-2.

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed a late 2-1 win over the Houston Astros, the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1, the Baltimore Orioles trounced the Oakland Athletics 10-3 and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-1.

In interleague games, the Kansas City Rangers beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 and the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets 11-3.

In the NL, Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Atlanta, which has the best record in the NL, salvaged the finale of the four-game set. Andrelton Simmons hit his 12th homer for the Braves, who closed out a 2-4 road trip.

Philadelphia's Roy Halladay pitched six effective innings in his return from the disabled list and John Mayberry Jr. homered as the Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5.

The San Francisco Giants blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0, the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Cincinnati Reds 3-1, the Colorado Rockies edged the Florida Marlins 4-3 and the San Diego Padres were 3-2 winners over the Chicago Cubs over 15 innings.

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