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LAA 11
BOS  3

BAL  7
DET  4

CHW  9
KCR  5

MIN  6
TEX  0

NYY  7
OAK  1

SEA  8
CLE  2

TBR  2
TOR  1

LAD  8
@ARI  7

(11)
ATL  7
WSN  6

CIN  5
NYM  2

COL  5
PIT  2

PHI  4
@FLA  2

HOU  2
CHC  1

MIL  9
@SFG  1

STL 11
SDP  7

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 44,260

Friday, July 18, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 2:35
Red Sox
3
57-41
Lost 1
2nd, ½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  2  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  1
Angels          3  0  0   1  4  3   0  0  X   11 14  0
W: J Lackey (7-2), L: C Buchholz (2-5)
Angels
11
58-38
Won 3
1st

BATTING

Boston Red Sox               AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
J Ellsbury CF                 4   0   0   0    0   1  .269  .712   14    3   1   GDP
D Pedroia 2B                  4   0   2   0    0   0  .316  .820   14    0   2   2B,GDP
J Drew RF                     4   0   0   0    0   0  .298  .972   14    0   0   GDP
M Ramirez LF                  3   2   2   1    1   0  .296  .922   13    3   0   HR
M Lowell 3B                   4   0   0   0    0   1  .293  .855   11    1   2   
K Youkilis 1B                 3   1   1   2    0   1  .314  .939   12    7   1   HR
S Casey DH                    3   0   0   0    0   2  .364  .883   14    0   0   
J Varitek C                   3   0   0   0    0   1  .215  .646   10    3   0   
  K Cash C                    0   0   0   0    0   0  .242  .681         3   0   
A Cora SS                     1   0   0   0    1   0  .279  .741   12    3   2   HBP

C Buchholz P                                                             0   1
  D Aardsma P                                                            0   0
  J Lopez P                                                              1   0
  M Timlin P                                                             0   0
  C Hansen P                                                             0   1
Totals                       29   3   5   3    2   6              114   24  10
BATTING
2B: D Pedroia (29, off J Lackey).
HR: M Ramirez (19, off J Lackey; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF); K Youkilis (16, off J Lackey; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
HBP: A Cora (3, by J Speier).
TB: M Ramirez 5; K Youkilis 4; D Pedroia 3.
GIDP: J Ellsbury (2); J Drew (8); D Pedroia (9).
RBI: K Youkilis 2 (65); M Ramirez (61).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
FIELDING
DP: 1. J Ellsbury-K Youkilis.
E: A Cora (3).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  5   1   1   0    0   1  .273  .699   12    1   3   2B
C Kotchman 1B                 5   2   2   0    0   0  .284  .756   18   11   0   2B
M Izturis SS                  3   2   2   2    1   0  .276  .707   19    2   4   3B,2B
  R Willits RF-CF             1   0   0   0    0   1  .161  .503    4    0   0   
V Guerrero RF                 4   2   2   1    0   0  .288  .833    7    0   0   
  E Aybar SS                  1   0   0   0    0   1  .281  .698    4    0   0   
T Hunter CF                   3   2   1   0    1   0  .270  .785   18    2   0   2B
  R Quinlan PH-RF             1   0   0   0    0   0  .258  .610    3    1   0   
G Anderson DH                 4   2   4   5    0   0  .272  .715   13    0   0   HR
J Rivera LF                   3   0   1   0    1   1  .236  .674   17    3   0   
H Kendrick 2B                 4   0   1   2    0   0  .319  .809   10    1   4   
J Mathis C                    4   0   0   0    0   0  .211  .634   12    5   1   

J Lackey P                                                               1   0
  J Speier P                                                             0   0
  D O'Day P                                                              0   0
Totals                       38  11  14  10    3   4              137   27  12
BATTING
2B: C Kotchman (22, off C Buchholz); T Hunter (23, off J Lopez); C Figgins (9, off J Lopez); M Izturis (10, off C Buchholz).
3B: M Izturis (2, off J Lopez).
HR: G Anderson (9, off C Buchholz; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: G Anderson 7; M Izturis 5; C Kotchman 3; V Guerrero 2; T Hunter 2; C Figgins 2; H Kendrick; J Rivera.
RBI: G Anderson 5 (49); H Kendrick 2 (27); M Izturis 2 (32); V Guerrero (51).
2-out RBI: G Anderson 3; H Kendrick 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
FIELDING
DP: 3. C Figgins-H Kendrick-C Kotchman; M Izturis-C Kotchman; H Kendrick-M Izturis-C Kotchman.

PITCHING

Boston Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
C Buchholz, L (2-5)            4.2   8   8   4    2   2   1   5.88   24   83-53   37· 1·15    7· 8· 5· 0     24    -     0.95  -0.39
D Aardsma                      0.1   1   0   0    1   0   0   2.75    3   11-6     5· 0· 1    0· 1· 1· 0          2-2    0.75  -0.07
J Lopez                        0.2   4   3   3    0   0   0   2.87    6   19-10    8· 0· 2    2· 1· 3· 0          0-0    0.12  -0.02
M Timlin                       1.1   1   0   0    0   0   0   6.00    5   13-8     5· 0· 3    3· 2· 0· 0          1-0    0.01   0.00
C Hansen                       1     0   0   0    0   2   0   5.27    3   11-8     4· 1· 3    1· 0· 0· 0          0-0    0.00   0.00
Totals                         8    14  11   7    3   4   1          41  137-85   59· 2·24   13·12· 9· 0          3-2 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Lackey, W (7-2)              7     5   3   3    2   6   2   2.58   26   90-59   31· 6·22    9· 8· 1· 0     59    -     0.73   0.02
J Speier                       1     0   0   0    0   0   0   5.12    3   13-9     5· 0· 4    1· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.05   0.00
D O'Day                        1     0   0   0    0   0   0   3.06    3   11-6     4· 0· 2    1· 2· 0· 0          0-0    0.01   0.00
Totals                         9     5   3   3    2   6   2          32  114-74   40· 6·28   11·11· 1· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: J Speier (6; A Cora).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 44,260.
Weather: 75° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Boston Red Sox                Los Angeles Angels                   
1. J Ellsbury           CF    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. D Pedroia            2B    2. C Kotchman           1B 
3. J Drew               RF    3. M Izturis            SS 
4. M Ramirez            LF    4. V Guerrero           RF 
5. M Lowell             3B    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. K Youkilis           1B    6. G Anderson           DH 
7. S Casey              DH    7. J Rivera             LF 
8. J Varitek            C     8. H Kendrick           2B 
9. A Cora               SS    9. J Mathis             C  

   C Buchholz           P        J Lackey             P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   t 2   1  3-0  1--  5  -15%  63% K Youkilis      J Lackey        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ramirez Scores
   b 4   0  3-3  ---  2   13%  69% G Anderson      C Buchholz      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   t 4   0  3-2  ---  1  -12%  50% M Ramirez       J Lackey        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   b 5   2  3-4  -23  1   10%  81% T Hunter        C Buchholz      Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kotchman Scores/unER/No RBI; Izturis to 3B; Hunter to 1B
   b 1   1  0-0  -2-  6   10%  66% M Izturis       C Buchholz      Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Kotchman Scores

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, John Lackey facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  5   52%  J Ellsbury      Strikeout Swinging
          ---  6   50%  D Pedroia       Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
   OO     1--  2   55%  J Drew          Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  2   53%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
          ---  4   57%  C Kotchman      Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
   R      -2-  6   66%  M Izturis       Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Kotchman Scores
   R      -2-  1   73%  V Guerrero      Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Izturis Scores
          1-- 12   76%  T Hunter        Walk; Guerrero to 2B
   R      12-  5   84%  G Anderson      Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Guerrero Scores; Hunter to 3B
   O      1-3  5   81%  J Rivera        Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
   O      1-3  2   78%  H Kendrick      Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
                  3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Angels 3.

Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, John Lackey facing 4-5-6
          ---  2   74%  M Ramirez       Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
   O      1--  3   78%  M Lowell        Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
   RR     1--  5   63%  K Youkilis      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ramirez Scores
   O      ---  5   65%  S Casey         Flyball: LF (Short LF)
   O      ---  3   66%  J Varitek       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-2, Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  4   64%  J Mathis        Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  5   62%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  2   61%  C Kotchman      Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Angels 3.

Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, John Lackey facing 9-1-2
          ---  5   57%  A Cora          Walk
   OO     1--  3   66%  J Ellsbury      Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
          ---  2   63%  D Pedroia       Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      -2-  7   67%  J Drew          Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-2, Clay Buchholz facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  3   65%  M Izturis       Lineout: LF
          ---  2   67%  V Guerrero      Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
   OO     1--  2   62%  T Hunter        Fly Ball Double Play: CF (Short CF); Guerrero out at 1B/CF-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Angels 3.

Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, John Lackey facing 4-5-6
   R      ---  1   50%  M Ramirez       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      ---  2   53%  M Lowell        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  5   55%  K Youkilis      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   56%  S Casey         Strikeout Looking
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Clay Buchholz facing 6-7-8
   R      ---  2   69%  G Anderson      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      ---  5   66%  J Rivera        Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  1   65%  H Kendrick      Groundout: 3B-1B
   O      ---  2   64%  J Mathis        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 4.

Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4, John Lackey facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  5   67%  J Varitek       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  2   69%  A Cora          Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B)
   O      ---  2   71%  J Ellsbury      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 4.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 4-3, Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  3   69%  C Figgins       Flyball: LF (Short LF)
          ---  6   71%  C Kotchman      Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
          1--  4   74%  M Izturis       Walk; Kotchman to 2B
   O      12-  1   72%  V Guerrero      Groundout: P-1B; Kotchman to 3B; Izturis to 2B
   R      -23  1   81%  T Hunter        Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kotchman Scores/unER/No RBI; Izturis to 3B; Hunter to 1B
   R      1-3  3   88%  G Anderson      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Izturis Scores/unER; Hunter to 2B
                  David Aardsma replaces Clay Buchholz pitching
          12-  6   89%  J Rivera        Walk; Hunter to 3B; Anderson to 2B
   RR     123  4   96%  H Kendrick      Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Hunter Scores/unER; Anderson Scores/unER; Rivera to 2B
   O      12-  1   95%  J Mathis        Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
                  4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 8.

Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, John Lackey facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  2   96%  D Pedroia       Flyball: CF (Short CF)
   O      ---  1   97%  J Drew          Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
          ---  5   97%  M Ramirez       Walk
   O      1--  4   97%  M Lowell        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 8.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Ahead 8-3, Javier Lopez facing 1-2-3
                  Javier Lopez replaces David Aardsma pitching
          ---  1   98%  C Figgins       Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
   O      -2-  3   98%  C Kotchman      Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Figgins to 3B
   R      --3  6   99%  M Izturis       Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Figgins Scores
   O      --3  3   98%  V Guerrero      Fielder's Choice 3B; Izturis out at Hm/3B-C; Guerrero to 1B
          1--  3   99%  T Hunter        Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Guerrero to 3B
   RR     -23  3  100%  G Anderson      Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Guerrero Scores; Hunter Scores
                  Mike Timlin replaces Javier Lopez pitching
          1--  1  100%  J Rivera        Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Anderson to 2B
   O      12-  3  100%  H Kendrick      Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
                  3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-11, John Lackey facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  2  100%  K Youkilis      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  5  100%  S Casey         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  2  100%  J Varitek       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 11-3, Mike Timlin facing 9-1-2
                  Kevin Cash replaces Jason Varitek playing C batting 8th
   O      ---  5  100%  J Mathis        Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
   O      ---  1  100%  C Figgins       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3  100%  C Kotchman      Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-11, Justin Speier facing 9-1-2
                  Justin Speier replaces John Lackey pitching; Erick Aybar replaces Vladimir Guerrero playing SS batting 4th; Reggie Willits replaces Maicer Izturis playing RF batting 3rd
          ---  5  100%  A Cora          Hit By Pitch
   O      1--  4  100%  J Ellsbury      Flyball: LF (Short LF)
   OO     1--  4  100%  D Pedroia       Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 11-3, Craig Hansen facing 3-4-5
                  Craig Hansen replaces Mike Timlin pitching
   O      ---  4  100%  R Willits       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4  100%  E Aybar         Strikeout Swinging
                  Robb Quinlan pinch hits for Torii Hunter batting 5th
   O      ---  3  100%  R Quinlan       Groundout: P-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-11, Darren O'Day facing 3-4-5
                  Darren O'Day replaces Justin Speier pitching; Reggie Willits moves to CF; Robb Quinlan moves to RF
   O      ---  4  100%  J Drew          Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
   O      ---  5  100%  M Ramirez       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  2  100%  M Lowell        Flyball: RF (Short RF)
        0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Angels 11.

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