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Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:06PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,573, Time of Game: 3:40
Rays
5
86-57
 Won 1 
1st
at Red Sox
4
85-59
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Dan Wheeler (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rays            0  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  2    5 12  1
Red Sox         1  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    4  6  0

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Akinori Iwamura 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .280 .351 .381 .732 13 7 -0.006 0.93 0.080 -0.085 -0.2 1 1
Ben Zobrist CF-LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .217 .303 .395 .698 19 11 -0.042 1.14 0.062 -0.104 -0.6 6 0
Carlos Pena 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .245 .373 .486 .859 21 10 0.047 1.12 0.102 -0.055 0.6 5 0
Cliff Floyd DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .274 .354 .472 .825 18 14 -0.015 1.51 0.092 -0.107 -0.2 HBP
   Justin Ruggiano PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .213 .271 .484 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Dan Johnson PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 6 3 0.322 2.96 0.322 0.000 1.0 HR
Willy Aybar 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 5 .256 .329 .416 .745 17 11 -0.018 1.50 0.076 -0.094 0.1 2 1 SF
Eric Hinske LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .249 .332 .477 .809 11 5 -0.026 1.29 0.055 -0.081 -0.3 0 0
   Fernando Perez PH-CF 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .182 .250 .273 .523 8 3 0.174 1.75 0.174 0.000 1.1 1 0 2B
Dioner Navarro C 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .299 .354 .412 .766 15 10 0.224 1.80 0.298 -0.073 0.1 6 0 2B
Gabe Gross RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .241 .338 .432 .770 18 12 -0.124 1.27 0.063 -0.188 -1.2 3 0
Jason Bartlett SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .281 .319 .353 .672 10 8 -0.071 1.72 0.140 -0.211 -0.6 3 4 2B
Scott Kazmir P 0 0
   Grant Balfour P 0 0
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0
   Troy Percival P 0 0
Team Totals 38 5 12 5 5 6 45 .316 .400 .474 .874 156 94 0.465 1.42 1.464 -0.998 -0.1 27 6
2B: J Bartlett (20, off D Matsuzaka); F Perez (1, off J Papelbon); D Navarro (24, off J Papelbon).
HR: D Johnson (1, off J Papelbon, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: W Aybar (1, off D Matsuzaka).
HBP: C Floyd (4, by D Matsuzaka).
TB: D Johnson 4; D Navarro 3; A Iwamura 2; W Aybar 2; F Perez 2; J Bartlett 2; G Gross 2; C Pena.
RBI: J Bartlett (29); D Navarro (46); W Aybar (27); D Johnson (1); C Floyd (36).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 1 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Iwamura-J Bartlett-C Pena.
E: D Navarro (4).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .290 .347 .418 .765 19 13 -0.233 1.93 0.019 -0.252 -0.9 2 0
Jed Lowrie SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .272 .354 .426 .780 23 12 -0.025 1.29 0.059 -0.083 0.0 0 2
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .327 .374 .496 .870 15 10 -0.167 1.55 0.012 -0.179 -1.1 3 2 GDP
Kevin Youkilis 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .315 .387 .564 .951 18 11 0.068 1.20 0.140 -0.072 0.7 9 1 2B
Jason Bay LF 3 1 1 2 1 2 4 .291 .374 .530 .904 19 10 0.537 1.37 0.589 -0.052 1.6 4 0 HR
Mike Lowell 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .277 .339 .466 .805 10 8 0.086 0.75 0.133 -0.046 0.5 0 2 HR
Mark Kotsay RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .288 .340 .422 .762 17 11 0.056 1.61 0.135 -0.079 -0.2 2 0
   Jacoby Ellsbury PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .327 .363 .690 0.066 3.70 0.066 0.000 0.1 SB
Jason Varitek C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225 .314 .366 .679 18 12 -0.232 2.31 0.000 -0.232 -1.1 6 0
Jeff Bailey DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .405 .486 .890 8 6 -0.036 0.69 0.000 -0.036 -0.3
   David Ortiz PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268 .378 .486 .864 10 4 -0.158 3.15 0.000 -0.158 -0.5
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 1 0
   Javier Lopez P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 6 4 5 6 37 .188 .297 .406 .704 157 97 -0.038 1.61 1.153 -1.189 -1.1 27 7
2B: K Youkilis (38, off S Kazmir).
HR: M Lowell (16, off S Kazmir, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Bay (29, off D Wheeler, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: M Lowell 5; J Bay 4; K Youkilis 2; C Crisp; D Pedroia.
GIDP: D Pedroia (15).
RBI: J Bay 2 (97); M Lowell (72); K Youkilis (99).
2-out RBI: J Bay 2; K Youkilis; M Lowell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (45, 2nd base off T Percival/D Navarro).

Tampa Bay Rays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott Kazmir 6 5 2 2 3 4 1 2.99 25 108 68 39 10 19 5 13 2 0 55 0.190 0.99 1.4
Grant Balfour, H (13) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.66 3 11 8 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.114 1.44 0.6
Dan Wheeler, BS (4), W (4-5) 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2.74 5 19 11 5 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.492 1.72 -1.4
Troy Percival, S (28) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.79 4 19 10 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.224 4.74 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 5 6 2 4.00 37 157 97 58 12 27 7 19 2 0 55 0 0 0.036 1.61 1.1

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Daisuke Matsuzaka 5 8 3 3 4 5 0 2.97 28 102 61 39 6 16 11 7 2 0 40 -0.089 1.28 -0.5
Javier Lopez 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.67 5 16 10 6 2 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.005 1.38 -0.1
Manny Delcarmen 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.76 5 14 8 6 0 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0.204 1.54 2.0
Hideki Okajima 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.93 1 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.53 0.1
Jonathan Papelbon, BS (5), L (5-4) 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 1.89 6 20 12 8 1 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.598 2.11 -1.4
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 5 6 1 5.00 45 156 94 59 10 25 18 15 3 0 40 3 0 -0.464 1.42 0.1
D Matsuzaka faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
J Lopez faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Matsuzaka (6; C Floyd).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 3:40.
Attendance: 37,573.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 9mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS J. Bay D. Wheeler -58% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Youkilis Scores
t9 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R TBR D. Johnson J. Papelbon 32% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 4-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TBR D. Navarro J. Papelbon 28% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Perez Scores
b9 4-5 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp T. Percival 17% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka 14% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Gross Scores; Bartlett to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist D. Matsuzaka -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O TBR C. Floyd D. Matsuzaka -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS C. Crisp S. Kazmir 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie S. Kazmir 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia S. Kazmir -1% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  R BOS K. Youkilis S. Kazmir -10% 37% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pedroia Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay S. Kazmir -1% 37% Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Lowell S. Kazmir 4% 40% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka -3% 38% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR E. Hinske D. Matsuzaka -2% 36% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR D. Navarro D. Matsuzaka 1% 37% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 0-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka 3% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Navarro to 3B
t2 0-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka -5% 35% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Kotsay S. Kazmir 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek S. Kazmir 2% 38% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Bailey S. Kazmir 1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka 4% 44% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  TBR B. Zobrist D. Matsuzaka 6% 50% Walk; Iwamura to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- 5,(3-1)  TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka 8% 58% Walk; Iwamura to 3B; Zobrist to 2B
t3 0-1 0 123 2,(0-1)  R TBR C. Floyd D. Matsuzaka 9% 67% Hit By Pitch; Iwamura Scores; Zobrist to 3B; Pena to 2B
t3 1-1 0 123 4,(2-1)  RO TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka -1% 67% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF Line); Zobrist Scores; Pena to 3B
t3 2-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O TBR E. Hinske D. Matsuzaka -6% 60% Lineout: 2B
t3 2-1 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O TBR D. Navarro D. Matsuzaka -5% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 1-2-3
b3 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS C. Crisp S. Kazmir 3% 58% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 9,(3-2)  BOS J. Lowrie S. Kazmir -3% 55% Walk
b3 1-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO BOS D. Pedroia S. Kazmir 6% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Rays Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 8-9-1
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka 4% 65% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka 14% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Gross Scores; Bartlett to 3B/Adv on throw to Hm
t4 3-1 0 --3 3,(1-1)  O TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka -4% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t4 3-1 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist D. Matsuzaka -5% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka 1% 71% Walk
t4 3-1 2 1-3 6,(1-2)  O TBR C. Floyd D. Matsuzaka -4% 67% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis S. Kazmir 3% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 1-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Bay S. Kazmir 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R BOS M. Lowell S. Kazmir -11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 2-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Kotsay S. Kazmir 2% 63% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Rays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 5-6-7
t5 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka 4% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 3-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  TBR E. Hinske D. Matsuzaka 5% 72% Walk; Aybar to 2B
t5 3-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O TBR D. Navarro D. Matsuzaka -0% 72% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Aybar to 3B; Hinske to 2B
t5 3-2 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka -8% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-2 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka -7% 57% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek S. Kazmir 4% 61% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bailey S. Kazmir 3% 63% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS C. Crisp S. Kazmir -2% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 2-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Lowrie S. Kazmir -3% 58% Walk; Crisp to 2B
b5 2-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia S. Kazmir 7% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Rays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t6 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka 4% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Javier Lopez replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Lopez -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Iwamura to 2B
t6 3-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Lopez -4% 63% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
t6 3-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Floyd J. Lopez -4% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Rays' Scott Kazmir facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis S. Kazmir 4% 63% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay S. Kazmir 3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Lowell S. Kazmir -2% 64% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b6 2-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Kotsay S. Kazmir 4% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Rays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Javier Lopez facing 5-6-7
t7 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TBR W. Aybar J. Lopez 4% 72% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Fernando Perez pinch hits for Eric Hinske (LF) batting 6th
t7 3-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  TBR F. Perez J. Lopez 6% 77% Walk; Aybar to 2B
Manny Delcarmen replaces Javier Lopez pitching
t7 3-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O TBR D. Navarro M. Delcarmen -2% 75% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Aybar to 3B
t7 3-2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  O TBR G. Gross M. Delcarmen -8% 68% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 3-2 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett M. Delcarmen -6% 62% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Rays' Grant Balfour facing 8-9-1
Grant Balfour replaces Scott Kazmir pitching
Ben Zobrist moves from CF to LF
Fernando Perez moves from PH to CF
b7 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Varitek G. Balfour 5% 67% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
David Ortiz pinch hits for Jeff Bailey (DH) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz G. Balfour 4% 70% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b7 2-3 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS C. Crisp G. Balfour 3% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Rays Batting, Ahead 3-2, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 1-2-3
t8 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR A. Iwamura M. Delcarmen -3% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR B. Zobrist M. Delcarmen -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Hideki Okajima replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
t8 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Pena H. Okajima -1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Rays' Dan Wheeler facing 2-3-4
Dan Wheeler replaces Grant Balfour pitching
b8 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie D. Wheeler 7% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia D. Wheeler 5% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 2-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS K. Youkilis D. Wheeler -4% 75% Walk
b8 2-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR BOS J. Bay D. Wheeler -58% 17% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Youkilis Scores
b8 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Lowell D. Wheeler 1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Rays Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 4-5-6
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
Justin Ruggiano pinch hits for Cliff Floyd (DH) batting 4th
Dan Johnson pinch hits for Justin Ruggiano batting 4th
t9 3-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R TBR D. Johnson J. Papelbon 32% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 4-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR W. Aybar J. Papelbon -6% 44% Flyball: CF
t9 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  TBR F. Perez J. Papelbon 12% 55% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 4-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TBR D. Navarro J. Papelbon 28% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Perez Scores
t9 5-4 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  O TBR G. Gross J. Papelbon -3% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 5-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Papelbon -3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 5, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Rays' Troy Percival facing 7-8-9
Troy Percival replaces Dan Wheeler pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Kotsay T. Percival -14% 64% Walk
b9 4-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek T. Percival 13% 77% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz T. Percival 12% 89% Flyball: RF
Jacoby Ellsbury pinch runs for Mark Kotsay (RF) batting 7th
b9 4-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS C. Crisp T. Percival -7% 83% Ellsbury Steals 2B; Ellsbury to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b9 4-5 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp T. Percival 17% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rays 5, Red Sox 4.

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