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@CHW
13
1
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@DET
9
10
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@KCR
4
9
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@NYY
3
0
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@OAK
5
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@FLA
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4
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@LAD
12
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@PIT
1
3
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 7:06PM
, Comerica Park
Attendance: 38,062, Time of Game: 3:55
Red Sox
9
22-14
 Lost 1 
1st
at Tigers
10
15-20
 Won 1 
5th, 3½ GB
W: Todd Jones (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   2  2  1   3  1  0    9 12  1
Tigers          0  0  4   1  3  0   0  0  2   10 18  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

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-LF 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 .281 .397 .417 .813 16 12 -0.047 1.84 0.118 -0.165 0.1 4 0 2·SB
Jed Lowrie 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .263 .302 .342 .644 12 7 -0.170 1.50 0.000 -0.170 -1.5 1 3 SF,GDP
   Dustin Pedroia PH-2B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .304 .344 .419 .763 7 4 0.247 3.51 0.247 0.000 1.0 1 1
David Ortiz DH 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .233 .331 .434 .765 13 9 -0.013 1.16 0.118 -0.131 -0.3 2B
Manny Ramirez LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .316 .397 .571 .969 26 17 -0.076 0.90 0.020 -0.096 -0.9 1 0
   Coco Crisp CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .315 .362 .677 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Lowell 3B 5 2 3 3 0 0 5 .250 .301 .426 .728 17 10 0.320 0.84 0.362 -0.042 2.6 2 1 HR,2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 2 2 3 0 3 5 .317 .407 .579 .986 17 11 0.104 0.69 0.171 -0.067 2.2 6 1 2·HR
J.D. Drew RF 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .281 .391 .417 .808 20 10 0.129 1.15 0.153 -0.023 0.9 2 0 2B,SB,IW
Jason Varitek C 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .247 .307 .419 .726 18 12 -0.125 1.47 0.040 -0.165 -1.1 7 2
Julio Lugo SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .293 .354 .353 .708 16 7 0.123 1.53 0.152 -0.029 1.1 1 2 2B,HBP
Clay Buchholz P 0 1
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0
   David Aardsma P 0 0
   Javier Lopez P 1 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 12 9 5 9 44 .324 .409 .676 1.085 162 99 0.492 1.30 1.381 -0.888 4.1 26 11
2B: D Ortiz (5, off A Galarraga); J Lugo (7, off A Galarraga); J Drew (4, off B Seay); M Lowell (6, off T Jones).
HR: K Youkilis 2 (6, 2 off A Galarraga, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); M Lowell (2, off F Cruceta, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: J Lowrie (2, off A Galarraga).
IBB: J Drew (2, by T Jones).
HBP: J Lugo (2, by A Galarraga).
TB: K Youkilis 8; M Lowell 7; D Ortiz 3; J Lugo 2; J Ellsbury 2; J Drew 2; D Pedroia.
GIDP: J Lowrie (2).
RBI: K Youkilis 3 (25); M Lowell 3 (5); J Lowrie (6); D Pedroia (19); D Ortiz (28).
2-out RBI: M Lowell 3; K Youkilis 2; D Ortiz; D Pedroia.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Varitek-M Lowell.
E: J Lugo (10).
Baserunning
SB: J Ellsbury 2 (13, 2nd base off Z Miner/I Rodriguez, 2nd base off A Galarraga/I Rodriguez); J Drew (1, 2nd base off F Cruceta/I Rodriguez).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Granderson CF 6 0 0 1 0 3 6 .273 .385 .636 1.021 23 16 -0.037 1.73 0.078 -0.115 -1.4 2 0
Placido Polanco 2B 6 2 5 3 0 0 6 .270 .352 .387 .739 28 19 0.563 1.37 0.585 -0.022 3.3 2 5 2B
Carlos Guillen 3B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .315 .408 .477 .885 16 8 -0.015 1.13 0.091 -0.107 0.2 1 1
Magglio Ordonez RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .305 .383 .504 .886 14 9 0.029 1.75 0.195 -0.166 0.9 1 0 CS
Miguel Cabrera 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .260 .351 .465 .816 25 13 0.070 1.34 0.119 -0.049 0.3 10 0
Gary Sheffield LF 4 1 3 1 1 1 5 .202 .366 .315 .681 25 14 0.006 1.75 0.127 -0.121 1.6 2 0
Matthew Joyce DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .286 .375 .286 .661 19 14 0.146 1.60 0.192 -0.045 0.1
   Ryan Raburn PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .360 .476 .836 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Edgar Renteria SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .280 .309 .386 .696 16 12 0.123 1.82 0.183 -0.060 -0.7 0 4 SH
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 2 2 2 0 0 5 .252 .298 .383 .681 12 10 0.105 2.11 0.161 -0.056 1.0 9 0 2B,SH
Armando Galarraga P 0 0
   Bobby Seay P 0 0
   Zach Miner P 0 1
   Francisco Cruceta P 0 0
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 42 10 18 10 3 7 47 .429 .467 .476 .943 178 115 0.990 1.54 1.731 -0.741 5.3 27 11
2B: P Polanco (7, off C Buchholz); I Rodriguez (10, off J Tavarez).
SH: E Renteria (1, off J Tavarez); I Rodriguez (2, off J Papelbon).
TB: P Polanco 6; G Sheffield 3; I Rodriguez 3; M Ordonez 3; C Guillen 2; M Joyce 2; M Cabrera.
RBI: P Polanco 3 (12); I Rodriguez 2 (14); M Joyce (1); G Sheffield (6); C Guillen (14); C Granderson (10); M Ordonez (24).
2-out RBI: P Polanco 2; M Ordonez.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Renteria-P Polanco-M Cabrera.
Baserunning
CS: M Ordonez (1, 3rd base by H Okajima/J Varitek).

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
Clay Buchholz 4 10 5 5 1 6 0 4.50 23 82 51 25 11 15 8 8 6 0 27 -0.258 0.97 -2.8
Julian Tavarez 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 7.15 7 17 12 8 1 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 -0.207 0.94 -2.5
David Aardsma 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.70 5 31 18 11 3 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.020 0.46 0.5
Javier Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.46 3 15 12 9 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.091 1.17 0.5
Hideki Okajima, H (7) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.60 4 15 11 5 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.148 3.23 0.5
Jonathan Papelbon, BS (1), L (2-1) 0.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1.59 5 18 11 6 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 -0.785 5.09 -1.7
Team Totals 8.2 18 10 8 3 7 0 8.31 47 178 115 64 19 32 21 16 11 0 27 0 0 -0.991 1.54 -5.3

Detroit Tigers

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
Armando Galarraga 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 2 3.07 24 88 59 34 6 19 6 9 5 1 39 -0.085 0.99 -2.0
Bobby Seay, H (2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.79 2 6 6 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.003 0.96 -0.1
Zach Miner, H (2) 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 9.33 5 22 10 6 1 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0.030 1.26 0.4
Francisco Cruceta, BS (1) 1.1 2 2 2 2 2 1 4.91 8 33 17 8 2 7 2 2 1 0 2 2 -0.477 2.34 -2.9
Todd Jones, W (1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.77 5 13 7 3 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.043 0.93 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 5 9 3 9.00 44 162 99 55 10 34 14 14 8 1 39 3 2 -0.492 1.30 -4.1
Balks: C Buchholz (1).
WP: F Cruceta (1).
HBP: A Galarraga (4; J Lugo).
IBB: T Jones (1; J Drew).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Fieldin Culbreth.
Time of Game: 3:55.
Attendance: 38,062.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 15mph from Right to Left, Drizzle.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 9-9 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R DET P. Polanco J. Papelbon 37% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Renteria Scores/unER
t7 5-8 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR BOS M. Lowell F. Cruceta -32% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ellsbury Scores; Ramirez Scores
t8 8-8 2 12- 7,(3-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia F. Cruceta -25% 27% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Drew Scores; Lugo to 2B
b8 8-9 1 12- 8,(3-2)  OO DET G. Sheffield H. Okajima -25% 17% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Ordonez Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b9 8-9 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET E. Renteria J. Papelbon 18% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Raburn to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Galarraga -3% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS J. Lowrie A. Galarraga 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS D. Ortiz A. Galarraga -2% 52% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez A. Galarraga 3% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson C. Buchholz -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  DET P. Polanco C. Buchholz 2% 55% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(1-0)  DET C. Guillen C. Buchholz 1% 57% Balk; Polanco to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O DET C. Guillen C. Buchholz -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O DET M. Ordonez C. Buchholz -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS M. Lowell A. Galarraga 2% 52% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis A. Galarraga 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Drew A. Galarraga 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET M. Cabrera C. Buchholz -2% 53% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET G. Sheffield C. Buchholz 3% 55% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Joyce C. Buchholz -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET E. Renteria C. Buchholz -2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek A. Galarraga 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Lugo A. Galarraga -4% 48% Ground-rule Double
t3 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury A. Galarraga 4% 52% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Lowrie A. Galarraga 4% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET I. Rodriguez C. Buchholz 4% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET C. Granderson C. Buchholz -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R DET P. Polanco C. Buchholz 12% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Rodriguez Scores
b3 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R DET C. Guillen C. Buchholz 8% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Polanco Scores
b3 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET M. Ordonez C. Buchholz 5% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Guillen to 3B
b3 2-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  DET M. Cabrera C. Buchholz 2% 82% Walk; Ordonez to 2B
b3 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  R DET G. Sheffield C. Buchholz 6% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Guillen Scores; Ordonez to 3B; Cabrera to 2B
b3 3-0 1 123 6,(2-2)  RO DET M. Joyce C. Buchholz 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Ordonez Scores; Cabrera to 3B
b3 4-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O DET E. Renteria C. Buchholz -2% 87% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz A. Galarraga 2% 89% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-4 1 --- 11,(3-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez A. Galarraga 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Lowell A. Galarraga -1% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR BOS K. Youkilis A. Galarraga -12% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lowell Scores
t4 2-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew A. Galarraga 1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Clay Buchholz facing 9-1-2
b4 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez C. Buchholz -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET C. Granderson C. Buchholz -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b4 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  DET P. Polanco C. Buchholz 1% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 4-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET C. Guillen C. Buchholz 1% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Polanco to 2B
b4 4-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Ordonez C. Buchholz 8% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive); Polanco Scores; Guillen to 3B
b4 5-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Cabrera C. Buchholz -3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 8-9-1
t5 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek A. Galarraga -4% 79% Walk
t5 2-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Lugo A. Galarraga -6% 72% Hit By Pitch; Varitek to 2B
t5 2-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury A. Galarraga 4% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B); Varitek to 3B
t5 2-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Lowrie A. Galarraga -2% 74% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t5 2-5 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO BOS J. Lowrie A. Galarraga 3% 77% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Varitek Scores
t5 3-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R BOS D. Ortiz A. Galarraga -10% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ellsbury Scores
t5 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez A. Galarraga 3% 70% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-4, Red Sox' Julian Tavarez facing 6-7-8
Julian Tavarez replaces Clay Buchholz pitching
b5 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET G. Sheffield J. Tavarez 3% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b5 5-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET M. Joyce J. Tavarez 5% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Sheffield to 2B
b5 5-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O DET E. Renteria J. Tavarez -0% 79% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Sheffield to 3B; Joyce to 2B
b5 5-4 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RR DET I. Rodriguez J. Tavarez 10% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Sheffield Scores; Joyce Scores
b5 7-4 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O DET C. Granderson J. Tavarez -1% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Rodriguez to 3B
b5 7-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R DET P. Polanco J. Tavarez 5% 92% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Rodriguez Scores
b5 8-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O DET C. Guillen J. Tavarez -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Tigers 8.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-8, Tigers' Armando Galarraga facing 5-6-7
t6 4-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Lowell A. Galarraga 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS K. Youkilis A. Galarraga -5% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
Bobby Seay replaces Armando Galarraga pitching
t6 5-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Drew B. Seay -4% 84% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 5-8 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Seay 4% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Zach Miner replaces Bobby Seay pitching
t6 5-8 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Lugo Z. Miner 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 4-5-6
David Aardsma replaces Julian Tavarez pitching
b6 8-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Ordonez D. Aardsma -1% 90% Lineout: RF
b6 8-5 1 --- 8,(3-2)  DET M. Cabrera D. Aardsma 1% 91% Walk
b6 8-5 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  DET G. Sheffield D. Aardsma 1% 92% Walk; Cabrera to 2B
b6 8-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Joyce D. Aardsma -2% 90% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 8-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O DET E. Renteria D. Aardsma -2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Tigers 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Tigers' Zach Miner facing 1-2-3
t7 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury Z. Miner -4% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 5-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Lowrie Z. Miner -2% 83% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t7 5-8 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie Z. Miner 3% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Ellsbury to 3B
t7 5-8 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz Z. Miner 5% 91% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 5-8 2 --3 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Ramirez Z. Miner -2% 89% Walk
Francisco Cruceta replaces Zach Miner pitching
t7 5-8 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR BOS M. Lowell F. Cruceta -32% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Ellsbury Scores; Ramirez Scores
t7 8-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis F. Cruceta 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Tied 8-8, Red Sox' Javier Lopez facing 9-1-2
Javier Lopez replaces David Aardsma pitching
b7 8-8 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET I. Rodriguez J. Lopez -4% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 8-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET C. Granderson J. Lopez -3% 52% Lineout: CF
b7 8-8 2 --- 7,(1-2)  O DET P. Polanco J. Lopez -2% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Tigers 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 8-8, Tigers' Francisco Cruceta facing 7-8-9
t8 8-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Drew F. Cruceta -7% 43% Walk
t8 8-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek F. Cruceta 7% 50% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t8 8-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Lugo F. Cruceta -4% 46% Drew Steals 2B
t8 8-8 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Lugo F. Cruceta -3% 43% Walk
t8 8-8 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury F. Cruceta 9% 52% Strikeout Swinging
Dustin Pedroia pinch hits for Jed Lowrie (2B) batting 2nd
t8 8-8 2 12- 7,(3-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia F. Cruceta -25% 27% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Drew Scores; Lugo to 2B
t8 9-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Ortiz F. Cruceta -2% 26% Wild Pitch; Lugo to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
t8 9-8 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz F. Cruceta 6% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 9, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 8-9, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 3-4-5
Hideki Okajima replaces Javier Lopez pitching
Dustin Pedroia moves from PH to 2B
b8 8-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Guillen H. Okajima -7% 25% Flyball: LF
b8 8-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Ordonez H. Okajima 7% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b8 8-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  DET M. Cabrera H. Okajima 9% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ordonez to 2B
b8 8-9 1 12- 8,(3-2)  OO DET G. Sheffield H. Okajima -25% 17% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Ordonez Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Tigers 8.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-8, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 4-5-6
Todd Jones replaces Francisco Cruceta pitching
t9 9-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez T. Jones 2% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 9-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Lowell T. Jones -3% 16% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t9 9-8 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis T. Jones 3% 18% Strikeout Looking
t9 9-8 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Drew T. Jones -0% 18% Intentional Walk
t9 9-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek T. Jones 4% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 9, Tigers 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 8-9, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 7-8-9
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
Jacoby Ellsbury moves from CF to LF
Coco Crisp replaces Manny Ramirez (LF) playing CF batting 4th
b9 8-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET M. Joyce J. Papelbon 14% 35% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Ryan Raburn pinch runs for Matthew Joyce (DH) batting 7th
b9 8-9 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  DET E. Renteria J. Papelbon 18% 53% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Raburn to 2B
b9 8-9 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O DET I. Rodriguez J. Papelbon 2% 55% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Raburn to 3B; Renteria to 2B
b9 8-9 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RO DET C. Granderson J. Papelbon 8% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Raburn Scores/unER; Renteria to 3B
b9 9-9 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R DET P. Polanco J. Papelbon 37% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Renteria Scores/unER
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Tigers 10.

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