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Standings
CLE
@LAA
3
9
KCR
@BAL
3
7
OAK
@BOS
8
6
CHW
@MIN
2
3
TOR
@SEA
2
3
NYY
@TBR
6
2
DET
@TEX
13
5
PHI
@ARI
0
4
HOU
@CHC
0
12
SDP
@CIN
7
1
ATL
@FLA
3
6
WSN
@MIL
5
7
PIT
@SFG
0
1
 
(10)
LAD
@STL
2
3
 
(15)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 7:12PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 38,193, Time of Game: 3:18
Athletics
8
43-57
 Won 2 
4th, 17 GB
at Red Sox
6
58-42
 Lost 2 
2nd, 3½ GB
L: Brad Penny (7-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       5  0  0   0  1  2   0  0  0    8 10  2
Red Sox         3  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  1    6  9  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adam Kennedy 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .296 .350 .434 .784 16 11 0.058 0.49 0.093 -0.035 0.5 1 3 HR
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .280 .317 .366 .683 13 9 -0.011 0.44 0.031 -0.042 -0.8 2 1
Kurt Suzuki C 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .285 .322 .407 .729 11 9 0.108 0.57 0.132 -0.023 0.8 11 1 HR
Jack Cust DH 1 0 1 0 4 0 5 .234 .338 .412 .750 22 6 0.085 0.55 0.099 -0.014 1.8 SB
Ryan Sweeney RF 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .274 .321 .358 .679 24 16 -0.041 0.72 0.006 -0.047 -0.7 0 0
Tommy Everidge 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .111 .273 .222 .495 25 13 0.032 0.62 0.050 -0.018 -0.0 7 0
   Bobby Crosby 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .299 .335 .634 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mark Ellis 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .236 .282 .376 .658 17 10 -0.075 0.88 0.033 -0.108 -1.7 1 1 2B
Rajai Davis CF 3 1 1 3 0 0 4 .267 .340 .378 .718 18 9 0.157 1.06 0.197 -0.040 2.5 2 0 2B,SH
Eric Patterson LF 4 0 1 2 0 3 4 .174 .167 .217 .384 24 15 0.008 0.49 0.045 -0.037 0.5 2 0 2B
Brett Anderson P 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0
   Brad Ziegler P 0 0
   Craig Breslow P 0 0
   Andrew Bailey P 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 10 8 6 7 43 .278 .381 .528 .909 170 98 0.321 0.65 0.686 -0.364 2.9 27 6
2B: R Davis (5, off B Penny); M Ellis (10, off B Penny); E Patterson (1, off J Masterson).
HR: A Kennedy (8, off B Penny, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); K Suzuki (6, off B Penny, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: R Davis (1, off J Masterson).
TB: A Kennedy 5; K Suzuki 5; E Patterson 2; R Davis 2; M Ellis 2; J Cust; R Sweeney; O Cabrera.
RBI: R Davis 3 (16); E Patterson 2 (3); R Sweeney (24); K Suzuki (47); A Kennedy (38).
2-out RBI: R Davis 3.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
E: R Sweeney (2); R Davis (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Cust (3, 2nd base off J Masterson/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 3 2 0 1 0 5 .300 .346 .408 .754 24 13 0.056 0.95 0.116 -0.060 1.2 3 0 3B,SB
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .305 .376 .426 .803 18 13 0.071 1.06 0.129 -0.059 0.4 2 1
Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 1 0 0 1 4 5 .292 .407 .545 .952 23 13 -0.129 1.42 0.026 -0.155 -0.9 2 2
Jason Bay LF 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 .251 .378 .494 .872 24 15 -0.058 1.30 0.079 -0.137 -0.3 0 1
Mike Lowell DH 3 1 2 5 1 0 5 .296 .335 .486 .822 22 13 0.180 1.21 0.247 -0.067 3.5 HR,SF
   George Kottaras PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .303 .376 .680 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Rocco Baldelli RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .265 .333 .429 .762 8 5 -0.038 0.77 0.013 -0.051 -0.5 2 0
   J.D. Drew PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .246 .362 .449 .811 5 3 -0.065 2.23 0.034 -0.099 -0.2 0 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .249 .326 .447 .774 13 8 -0.106 1.04 0.000 -0.106 -1.0 7 1
Jason Varitek C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .231 .341 .450 .791 17 9 -0.035 0.80 0.029 -0.064 -0.6 8 0
Jed Lowrie SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .125 .159 .250 .409 9 7 0.001 0.56 0.027 -0.027 -0.1 2 3
   David Ortiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .311 .409 .720 4 3 -0.054 2.01 0.000 -0.054 -0.5
   Nick Green SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .311 .386 .697 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brad Penny P 1 0
   Justin Masterson P 0 1
   Takashi Saito P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 9 6 5 12 42 .250 .333 .389 .722 167 102 -0.177 1.13 0.700 -0.879 0.9 27 10
3B: J Ellsbury (5, off M Wuertz).
HR: M Lowell (11, off B Anderson, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: M Lowell (3, off B Ziegler).
TB: M Lowell 5; J Ellsbury 4; D Pedroia 2; J Lowrie; J Drew; R Baldelli.
RBI: M Lowell 5 (49); D Pedroia (44).
2-out RBI: M Lowell 4.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: D Pedroia (6).
Outfield Assists: J Bay (J Cust at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury (46, 3rd base off B Anderson/K Suzuki).

Oakland Athletics

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
Brett Anderson, W (6-8) 6 4 3 3 4 8 1 4.33 26 102 61 31 9 21 7 7 3 0 56 0.112 0.92 0.4
Michael Wuertz 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 3.28 4 22 14 6 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.42 -0.4
Brad Ziegler 0.2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.06 5 15 7 5 0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.041 1.00 -0.9
Craig Breslow, H (9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.39 1 4 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.054 2.01 0.5
Andrew Bailey, S (13) 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.25 6 24 17 7 2 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.049 2.50 -0.4
Team Totals 9 9 6 5 5 12 1 5.00 42 167 102 50 15 37 12 13 6 0 56 2 0 0.178 1.13 -0.9

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
Brad Penny, L (7-5) 5 7 7 7 4 3 2 5.07 25 100 58 37 4 17 6 12 2 0 24 -0.300 0.93 -3.8
Justin Masterson 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 4.50 9 36 21 11 5 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 -0.042 0.32 -0.2
Takashi Saito 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.15 4 17 10 7 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.010 0.14 0.6
Ramon Ramirez 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.28 5 17 9 7 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.011 0.24 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 8 7 6 7 2 7.00 43 170 98 62 11 25 11 19 3 0 24 1 1 -0.321 0.65 -2.9
B Penny faced 1 batter in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Jim Wolf, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Adrian Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:18.
Attendance: 38,193.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 15mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-5 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  RRR BOS M. Lowell B. Anderson -17% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ellsbury Scores; Youkilis Scores
t1 2-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  RRR OAK R. Davis B. Penny 17% 86% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Suzuki Scores; Sweeney Scores; Everidge Scores
b9 6-8 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Drew A. Bailey 10% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 5-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Pedroia A. Bailey -10% 80% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Ellsbury to 2B
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK A. Kennedy B. Penny 9% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK A. Kennedy B. Penny 9% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t1 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK O. Cabrera B. Penny 3% 62% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t1 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK K. Suzuki B. Penny 5% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cabrera to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust B. Penny 6% 73% Walk; Cabrera to 3B; Suzuki to 2B
t1 1-0 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO OAK R. Sweeney B. Penny -0% 72% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cabrera Scores; Suzuki to 3B
t1 2-0 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  OAK T. Everidge B. Penny 2% 75% Walk; Sweeney to 2B
t1 2-0 1 123 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Penny -6% 69% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 2-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  RRR OAK R. Davis B. Penny 17% 86% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Suzuki Scores; Sweeney Scores; Everidge Scores
t1 5-0 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  O OAK E. Patterson B. Penny -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury B. Anderson -3% 82% Walk
b1 0-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Anderson 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS K. Youkilis B. Anderson -3% 82% Walk; Ellsbury to 2B
b1 0-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Bay B. Anderson -1% 80% Ellsbury Steals 3B
b1 0-5 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay B. Anderson 4% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-5 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  RRR BOS M. Lowell B. Anderson -17% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ellsbury Scores; Youkilis Scores
b1 3-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS R. Baldelli B. Anderson -1% 66% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS A. LaRoche B. Anderson 2% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 1-2-3
t2 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy B. Penny -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK O. Cabrera B. Penny -1% 65% Lineout: SS (Weak 3B)
t2 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Suzuki B. Penny -1% 64% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 8-9-1
b2 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Anderson 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Lowrie B. Anderson -3% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b2 3-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Anderson 3% 67% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b2 3-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia B. Anderson 3% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 4-5-6
t3 5-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust B. Penny 3% 73% Walk
t3 5-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Penny -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OAK T. Everidge B. Penny 3% 73% Walk; Cust to 2B
t3 5-3 1 12- 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Ellis B. Penny -4% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 5-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Davis B. Penny -4% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 3-4-5
b3 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Anderson 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Bay B. Anderson -3% 66% Walk
b3 3-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell B. Anderson 3% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 3-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS R. Baldelli B. Anderson 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 9-1-2
t4 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Patterson B. Penny -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-3 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O OAK A. Kennedy B. Penny -1% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 5-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK O. Cabrera B. Penny -1% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 7-8-9
b4 3-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS A. LaRoche B. Anderson 3% 70% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b4 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Anderson 2% 72% Popfly: 2B
b4 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Lowrie B. Anderson 1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 3-4-5
t5 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK K. Suzuki B. Penny 8% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 6-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Cust B. Penny -1% 81% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Cust out at 2B/LF-2B
t5 6-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney B. Penny -1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t5 6-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Everidge B. Penny -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 1-2-3
b5 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Anderson 3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 3-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Anderson -3% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b5 3-6 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Anderson 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-6 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay B. Anderson 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Brad Penny facing 7-8-9
t6 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK M. Ellis B. Penny 3% 88% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
Justin Masterson replaces Brad Penny pitching
t6 6-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  OAK R. Davis J. Masterson 3% 91% Reached on E4 (catch)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home to P); Ellis to 3B
t6 6-3 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR OAK E. Patterson J. Masterson 5% 96% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Ellis Scores; Davis Scores/unER
t6 8-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O OAK A. Kennedy J. Masterson -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Patterson to 3B
t6 8-3 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O OAK O. Cabrera J. Masterson -1% 94% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t6 8-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Masterson -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Brett Anderson facing 5-6-7
b6 3-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Lowell B. Anderson -2% 91% Walk
b6 3-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS R. Baldelli B. Anderson 2% 93% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b6 3-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS A. LaRoche B. Anderson 1% 95% Flyball: CF (Short CF); Lowell to 3B/Adv on E8 (throw)
b6 3-8 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Anderson 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-3, Red Sox' Justin Masterson facing 4-5-6
t7 8-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust J. Masterson 1% 97% Walk
t7 8-3 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Masterson -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging, Cust Steals 2B
t7 8-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK T. Everidge J. Masterson -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 8-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Masterson -1% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Athletics' Michael Wuertz facing 9-1-2
Michael Wuertz replaces Brett Anderson pitching
b7 3-8 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie M. Wuertz 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury M. Wuertz -2% 94% Triple to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 3-8 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO BOS D. Pedroia M. Wuertz 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ellsbury Scores
b7 4-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis M. Wuertz 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-4, Red Sox' Takashi Saito facing 8-9-1
Takashi Saito replaces Justin Masterson pitching
t8 8-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Davis T. Saito -0% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 8-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK E. Patterson T. Saito -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 8-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK A. Kennedy T. Saito 0% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 8-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK O. Cabrera T. Saito -0% 95% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Athletics' Brad Ziegler facing 4-5-6
Brad Ziegler replaces Michael Wuertz pitching
b8 4-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Bay B. Ziegler -5% 90% Reached on E9 (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Bay to 3B
b8 4-8 0 --3 4,(2-1)  RO BOS M. Lowell B. Ziegler 3% 93% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Bay Scores/unER
J.D. Drew pinch hits for Rocco Baldelli (RF) batting 6th
b8 5-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Drew B. Ziegler -3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b8 5-8 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS A. LaRoche B. Ziegler 4% 94% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-8 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek B. Ziegler -3% 91% Walk; LaRoche to 2B
Craig Breslow replaces Brad Ziegler pitching
David Ortiz pinch hits for Jed Lowrie (SS) batting 9th
b8 5-8 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz C. Breslow 5% 96% Popfly: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 3-4-5
Ramon Ramirez replaces Takashi Saito pitching
Nick Green replaces David Ortiz (PH) playing SS batting 9th
J.D. Drew moves from PH to RF
t9 8-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki R. Ramirez -0% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 8-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Cust R. Ramirez 0% 96% Walk
t9 8-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK R. Sweeney R. Ramirez 1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cust to 2B
t9 8-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O OAK T. Everidge R. Ramirez -1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS); Cust to 3B; Sweeney to 2B
t9 8-5 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O OAK M. Ellis R. Ramirez -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Athletics' Andrew Bailey facing 1-2-3
Andrew Bailey replaces Craig Breslow pitching
Bobby Crosby replaces Tommy Everidge playing 1B batting 6th
b9 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Bailey -5% 90% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b9 5-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Pedroia A. Bailey -10% 80% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Ellsbury to 2B
b9 5-8 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis A. Bailey 9% 89% Strikeout Looking
b9 5-8 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay A. Bailey 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-8 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R BOS M. Lowell A. Bailey -5% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Ellsbury Scores; Pedroia to 2B
George Kottaras pinch runs for Mike Lowell (DH) batting 5th
b9 6-8 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Drew A. Bailey 10% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 8, Red Sox 6.

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