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11
2
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4
3
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2
1
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2
0
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@TEX
8
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2
6
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1
2
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 1:37PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,784, Time of Game: 3:39
Rays
4
2-1
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Red Sox
3
1-2
 Lost 2 
4th, 1½ GB
W: Matt Garza (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rays            0  1  2   1  0  0   0  0  0    4 10  2
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  1   0  1  1    3  7  0

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Akinori Iwamura 2B 4 1 1 0 1 2 .500 1.315 26 14 0.020 0.68 0.064 -0.044 0.2 1 1 2B,SB
Carl Crawford LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .670 21 16 -0.086 0.66 0.000 -0.086 -1.5 4 0
Evan Longoria 3B 5 1 3 2 0 1 .429 1.429 20 15 0.157 0.55 0.179 -0.022 1.6 0 1 HR,2B
Carlos Pena 1B 2 0 1 0 3 0 .200 .885 22 9 0.016 0.52 0.046 -0.031 0.1 6 0 GDP
Willy Aybar DH 3 0 1 0 2 2 .333 1.267 21 10 -0.016 0.69 0.045 -0.061 0.4 2B
Matthew Joyce CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 .143 .821 18 11 0.077 0.67 0.100 -0.024 0.5 5 0 HR,HBP
   Pat Burrell PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .347 5 2 0.009 0.67 0.009 0.000 0.3
   Ben Zobrist PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Gabe Gross RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 10 3 -0.088 0.75 0.004 -0.092 -1.6 2 0 GDP,IW
   Gabe Kapler PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .900 4 2 -0.027 1.05 0.000 -0.027 -0.8 2 0
Shawn Riggans C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 1.250 14 8 0.015 0.61 0.068 -0.053 -0.3 6 1 HR
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .400 1.000 11 9 -0.007 0.32 0.019 -0.026 -0.1 1 0 2B
Matt Garza P 0 1
   Brian Shouse P 0 0
   Joe Nelson P 0 0
   Troy Percival P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 10 4 7 7 .286 1.076 172 99 0.070 0.60 0.534 -0.466 -1.1 27 4
2B: W Aybar (1, off D Matsuzaka); A Iwamura (2, off D Matsuzaka); J Bartlett (1, off D Matsuzaka); E Longoria (2, off D Matsuzaka).
HR: M Joyce (1, off D Matsuzaka; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); S Riggans (1, off D Matsuzaka; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); E Longoria (2, off D Matsuzaka; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
IBB: G Gross (1, by D Matsuzaka).
HBP: M Joyce (1, by D Matsuzaka).
TB: E Longoria 7; S Riggans 4; M Joyce 4; W Aybar 2; J Bartlett 2; A Iwamura 2; P Burrell; C Pena.
GIDP: G Gross (1); C Pena (1).
RBI: E Longoria 2 (5); M Joyce (1); S Riggans (1).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
E: C Pena (1); S Riggans (1).
Baserunning
SB: A Iwamura (2, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 .154 .368 23 14 -0.071 1.32 0.071 -0.142 0.1 5 0 SB
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .786 19 11 -0.162 1.27 0.000 -0.162 -1.2 1 4
David Ortiz DH 3 0 0 0 2 1 .222 .684 25 10 -0.011 1.07 0.068 -0.079 -0.6
Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 2 3 0 1 0 .667 1.526 18 10 0.009 1.47 0.117 -0.108 1.0 8 0 2B
J.D. Drew RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .536 14 8 -0.153 1.54 0.000 -0.153 -1.5 0 0
Jason Bay LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 .300 1.017 19 12 0.057 0.97 0.105 -0.048 0.6 1 0 3B
Mike Lowell 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .182 .614 9 6 0.029 1.18 0.123 -0.094 0.2 1 1 2B
   Nick Green PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jed Lowrie SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .258 19 11 -0.166 1.60 0.014 -0.179 -1.0 3 2
Jason Varitek C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .167 .833 10 6 0.038 1.23 0.117 -0.079 0.2 7 0 HR
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 1
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Justin Masterson P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 7 3 5 6 .200 .700 156 88 -0.430 1.30 0.615 -1.044 -2.1 27 8
2B: M Lowell (2, off J Nelson); K Youkilis (2, off M Garza).
3B: J Bay (1, off M Garza).
HR: J Varitek (2, off T Percival; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: J Varitek 4; K Youkilis 4; J Bay 3; M Lowell 2; J Ellsbury.
RBI: J Bay (3); M Lowell (2); J Varitek (2).
2-out RBI: M Lowell.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Pedroia-J Lowrie-K Youkilis; R Ramirez-J Lowrie-K Youkilis.
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (1, 2nd base off M Garza/S Riggans).

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
Matt Garza, W (1-0) 7 4 1 1 3 5 0 1.29 29 107 63 38 5 20 5 16 5 0 67 0.308 0.93 3.0
Brian Shouse, H (1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 3 12 7 4 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.030 1.14 0.2
Joe Nelson, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 3 15 7 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.015 2.43 -0.6
Troy Percival, S (1) 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 9.00 5 22 11 6 0 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.106 2.83 -0.4
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 5 6 1 3.00 40 156 88 50 6 32 8 21 7 0 67 1 1 0.429 1.30 2.1

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, L (0-1) 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 6.75 28 100 60 33 7 20 6 13 2 0 36 -0.163 0.67 -1.3
Manny Delcarmen 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 5 25 12 8 0 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 -0.004 0.53 0.1
Ramon Ramirez 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 13 9 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0.075 0.39 1.8
Hideki Okajima 0.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 18.00 5 30 16 9 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.005 0.36 -0.3
Justin Masterson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.027 1.05 0.8
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 7 7 3 4.00 43 172 99 56 11 32 10 18 3 0 36 6 0 -0.070 0.60 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: D Matsuzaka (1).
HBP: D Matsuzaka (1; M Joyce).
IBB: D Matsuzaka (1; G Gross).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Tim Tschida, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 3:39.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 12mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR TBR E. Longoria D. Matsuzaka 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Iwamura Scores
b8 2-4 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie J. Nelson 13% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R BOS M. Lowell J. Nelson -12% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Youkilis Scores; Bay to 3B
b9 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R BOS J. Varitek T. Percival -12% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis T. Percival 11% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)

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 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR C. Crawford D. Matsuzaka -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR E. Longoria D. Matsuzaka 2% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Rays' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza -3% 42% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 3% 45% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza 2% 46% Strikeout Looking, Ellsbury Steals 2B; Ellsbury to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b1 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -1% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew M. Garza 5% 50% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Rays 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R TBR M. Joyce D. Matsuzaka 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka -2% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O TBR S. Riggans D. Matsuzaka -2% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka -1% 55% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 1, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Rays' Matt Garza facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay M. Garza 3% 57% Flyball: RF
b2 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Lowell M. Garza 2% 59% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b2 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS J. Lowrie M. Garza -1% 58% Reached on E3 (throw) (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Lowrie to 1B
b2 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Garza 3% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rays 1, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka 3% 64% Walk
t3 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TBR C. Crawford D. Matsuzaka -2% 62% Strikeout Swinging, Iwamura Steals 2B
t3 1-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR TBR E. Longoria D. Matsuzaka 14% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Iwamura Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka 2% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 3-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TBR M. Joyce D. Matsuzaka -2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Rays' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza -1% 78% Walk
b3 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -2% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ortiz to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Drew M. Garza 4% 80% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 3, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Rays Batting, Ahead 3-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka -1% 79% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t4 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R TBR S. Riggans D. Matsuzaka 7% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka 2% 87% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 4-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka -2% 86% Flyball: CF
t4 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TBR C. Crawford D. Matsuzaka -2% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Rays' Matt Garza facing 6-7-8
b4 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Bay M. Garza 2% 86% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
b4 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Lowell M. Garza 1% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie M. Garza 1% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 5th, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 3-4-5
t5 4-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TBR E. Longoria D. Matsuzaka 1% 90% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t5 4-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO TBR C. Pena D. Matsuzaka -3% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
t5 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR W. Aybar D. Matsuzaka 1% 88% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t5 4-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  TBR M. Joyce D. Matsuzaka 0% 88% Hit By Pitch
t5 4-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka 1% 89% Wild Pitch; Aybar to 3B; Joyce to 2B
t5 4-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  TBR G. Gross D. Matsuzaka 0% 89% Intentional Walk
t5 4-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O TBR S. Riggans D. Matsuzaka -3% 86% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Rays' Matt Garza facing 9-1-2
b5 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Garza 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 0-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza -2% 86% Walk
b5 0-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 3% 89% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b5 0-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza 2% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 6th, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 9-1-2
t6 4-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett D. Matsuzaka -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TBR A. Iwamura D. Matsuzaka 1% 91% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Manny Delcarmen replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t6 4-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TBR C. Crawford M. Delcarmen -1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Iwamura to 3B
t6 4-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria M. Delcarmen -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Rays' Matt Garza facing 4-5-6
b6 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -5% 84% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 0-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew M. Garza 3% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Youkilis to 3B
b6 0-4 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R BOS J. Bay M. Garza -8% 78% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Youkilis Scores
b6 1-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Lowell M. Garza 6% 84% Lineout: 2B
b6 1-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie M. Garza 4% 88% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 4-5-6
t7 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TBR C. Pena M. Delcarmen 2% 90% Walk
t7 4-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  TBR W. Aybar M. Delcarmen 2% 92% Walk; Pena to 2B
t7 4-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O TBR M. Joyce M. Delcarmen -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Pena to 3B
Ramon Ramirez replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
t7 4-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO TBR G. Gross R. Ramirez -6% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Rays' Matt Garza facing 9-1-2
b7 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Garza 3% 89% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b7 1-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
b7 1-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 8-9-1
t8 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR S. Riggans R. Ramirez -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t8 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett R. Ramirez -1% 91% Lineout: 3B
t8 4-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura R. Ramirez -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Rays' Brian Shouse facing 3-4-5
Brian Shouse replaces Matt Garza pitching
b8 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz B. Shouse 3% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 1-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis B. Shouse -3% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b8 1-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Drew B. Shouse 3% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Youkilis to 2B
Joe Nelson replaces Brian Shouse pitching
b8 1-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay J. Nelson -2% 91% Walk
b8 1-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R BOS M. Lowell J. Nelson -12% 78% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Youkilis Scores; Bay to 3B
Nick Green pinch runs for Mike Lowell (3B) batting 7th
b8 2-4 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie J. Nelson 13% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 2-3-4
Hideki Okajima replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Nick Green moves from PR to 3B
t9 4-2 0 --- 8,(1-2)  O TBR C. Crawford H. Okajima -1% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 4-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR E. Longoria H. Okajima -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TBR C. Pena H. Okajima 1% 90% Walk
t9 4-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TBR W. Aybar H. Okajima 1% 91% Walk; Pena to 2B
Pat Burrell pinch hits for Matthew Joyce (CF) batting 6th
t9 4-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  TBR P. Burrell H. Okajima 1% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Pena to 3B; Aybar to 2B
Justin Masterson replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
Gabe Kapler pinch hits for Gabe Gross (RF) batting 7th
Ben Zobrist pinch runs for Pat Burrell (PH) batting 6th
t9 4-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  O TBR G. Kapler J. Masterson -3% 89% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-4, Rays' Troy Percival facing 9-1-2
Troy Percival replaces Joe Nelson pitching
Gabe Kapler moves from PH to CF
Ben Zobrist moves from PR to RF
b9 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R BOS J. Varitek T. Percival -12% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b9 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury T. Percival 10% 87% Flyball: CF
b9 3-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia T. Percival 7% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 3-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Ortiz T. Percival -5% 89% Walk
b9 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis T. Percival 11% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rays 4, Red Sox 3.

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