Desmond Jennings singled off Bailey to open the ninth inning and stole second base. The Rays had been 0 for 18 with runners in scoring position in the series but Ben Zobrist broke the streak when he singled in Jennings with the tying run.
Bailey settled down, getting the next three batters to hold the score at 2-2.
“You never want to blow the save right there, but you have to keep your concentration and make sure you don’t allow any more runs,” Bailey said.
In the bottom of the ninth, Pedroia drew a one-out walk against Joel Peralta, and Napoli came through.
The Red Sox not only survived the AL East test but appear to be buoyed by an exciting stretch of baseball.