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Friday, June 27, 2008, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 42,327, Time of Game: 3:22
Red Sox
6
50-32
 Won 3 
1st
at Astros
1
37-43
 Lost 1 
5th, 12 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  3   0  0  0   1  0  2    6 12  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  4  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Coco Crisp CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .270 .746 25 15 -0.020 0.62 0.033 -0.052 -0.2 2 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 2 3 1 1 0 .295 .769 24 16 0.161 0.63 0.172 -0.012 2.4 0 2 2B
J.D. Drew RF 3 1 1 3 2 1 .309 1.000 21 8 0.166 0.71 0.202 -0.036 2.5 5 0 HR
Manny Ramirez LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .883 18 9 -0.047 0.45 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alex Cora SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .715 4 2 -0.008 0.29 0.000 -0.008 -0.8 0 1
Mike Lowell 3B 5 0 1 2 0 1 .285 .843 16 13 -0.029 0.41 0.015 -0.044 0.5 0 3
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 0 4 0 0 0 .313 .929 15 12 0.058 0.31 0.066 -0.008 1.6 8 0 2B
Jason Varitek C 3 0 1 0 2 0 .233 .703 25 12 0.046 0.47 0.056 -0.009 -0.5 7 0 GDP
Julio Lugo SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .274 .709 10 6 -0.112 0.91 0.013 -0.125 -1.6 3 2 GDP
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 9 8 -0.049 1.02 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 1 1
   Craig Hansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Casey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .362 .869 2 2 -0.013 0.54 0.000 -0.013 -0.4
   Jacoby Ellsbury LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .737 2 1 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 37 6 12 6 6 5 .324 .878 171 104 0.147 0.57 0.557 -0.409 1.6 27 9
2B: D Pedroia (23, off R Hernandez); K Youkilis (21, off R Hernandez).
HR: J Drew (15, off R Hernandez; 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: K Youkilis 5; D Pedroia 4; J Drew 4; M Lowell; C Crisp; J Lugo; J Varitek.
GIDP: J Varitek (10); J Lugo (11).
RBI: J Drew 3 (48); M Lowell 2 (43); D Pedroia (35).
2-out RBI: D Pedroia.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 13.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .232 .600 20 12 -0.019 1.07 0.041 -0.060 -0.3 2 0
David Newhan 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .778 13 9 -0.126 1.62 0.000 -0.126 -1.2 3 2
   Oscar Villarreal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reggie Abercrombie PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 .300 1.064 6 4 0.023 0.15 0.023 0.000 1.0 HR
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .288 .779 10 10 -0.048 0.68 0.013 -0.061 -0.4 3 4
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .365 1.146 15 9 -0.018 0.75 0.037 -0.055 -0.2 6 1
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .842 17 11 -0.060 0.62 0.000 -0.060 -0.8 4 0
Geoff Blum 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .596 17 13 -0.074 0.75 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 0 1
Hunter Pence RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .266 .749 16 10 -0.006 0.49 0.029 -0.035 -0.2 3 0
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 1 0 0 1 .265 .588 11 7 0.017 0.82 0.046 -0.029 0.1 5 0
Runelvys Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0.026 0.63 0.026 0.000 0.3 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .296 .789 7 5 -0.054 2.40 0.000 -0.054 -0.5
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .211 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Loretta 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .690 3 2 -0.015 0.59 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 31 1 4 1 3 7 .129 .432 140 93 -0.354 0.84 0.215 -0.569 -3.5 27 9
HR: R Abercrombie (1, off H Okajima; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: R Abercrombie 4; M Tejada; L Berkman; H Quintero.
RBI: R Abercrombie (1).
2-out RBI: R Abercrombie.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Loretta-M Tejada-L Berkman; M Tejada-D Newhan-L Berkman.

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, W (9-1) 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 3.21 20 87 54 34 7 13 6 7 1 0 64 0.250 1.13 2.5
Craig Hansen, H (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.70 3 8 6 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.054 0.71 0.5
Manny Delcarmen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.27 3 17 13 8 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.44 0.5
Hideki Okajima 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.21 4 15 11 5 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 -0.012 0.34 -0.7
Jonathan Papelbon, S (24) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 4 13 9 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.029 0.26 0.7
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 3 7 1 1.00 34 140 93 57 14 22 10 14 1 0 64 1 0 0.354 0.84 3.4

Houston Astros

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
Runelvys Hernandez, L (0-1) 5 5 3 3 3 5 1 5.40 22 99 63 38 6 19 4 10 2 0 47 -0.118 0.85 -0.5
Chris Sampson 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.29 7 20 14 9 1 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 -0.016 0.40 -0.2
Tim Byrdak 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.96 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.004 0.13 -0.2
Oscar Villarreal 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.66 6 24 15 11 0 4 0 6 2 0 2 0 0.017 0.20 0.9
Wesley Wright 0.1 1 2 2 2 0 0 5.47 4 16 6 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.013 0.21 -1.1
Doug Brocail 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.23 3 8 6 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 2 -0.012 0.18 -0.4
Team Totals 9 12 6 6 6 5 1 6.00 43 171 104 67 8 29 9 23 5 0 47 6 2 -0.146 0.57 -1.6
T Byrdak faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Mike Muchlinski, 3B - Paul Nauert.
Time of Game: 3:22.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 1mph in unknown direction, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR BOS J. Drew R. Hernandez 19% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crisp Scores; Pedroia Scores
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia R. Hernandez 10% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Crisp to 3B
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO BOS J. Lugo R. Hernandez -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b5 0-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Newhan D. Matsuzaka 9% 87% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
b5 0-3 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad D. Matsuzaka 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging

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, Astros' Runelvys Hernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS C. Crisp R. Hernandez -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  BOS D. Pedroia R. Hernandez 2% 50% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew R. Hernandez -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez R. Hernandez -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn D. Matsuzaka 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Newhan D. Matsuzaka 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada D. Matsuzaka 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Runelvys Hernandez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O BOS M. Lowell R. Hernandez -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis R. Hernandez 3% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek R. Hernandez 4% 54% Walk; Youkilis to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO BOS J. Lugo R. Hernandez -9% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU L. Berkman D. Matsuzaka -4% 41% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee D. Matsuzaka 3% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum D. Matsuzaka 3% 48% Popfly: SS (Short CF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence D. Matsuzaka 2% 50% Lineout: P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Runelvys Hernandez facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS D. Matsuzaka R. Hernandez -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS C. Crisp R. Hernandez 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Pedroia R. Hernandez 10% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Crisp to 3B
t3 0-0 1 -23 3,(2-0)  RRR BOS J. Drew R. Hernandez 19% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crisp Scores; Pedroia Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez R. Hernandez -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Lowell R. Hernandez -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Quintero D. Matsuzaka 2% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Hernandez D. Matsuzaka -3% 77% Walk
b3 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn D. Matsuzaka 3% 80% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Newhan D. Matsuzaka 2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Runelvys Hernandez facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis R. Hernandez 4% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 3-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Varitek R. Hernandez 1% 87% Walk
t4 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Lugo R. Hernandez -3% 84% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t4 3-0 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O BOS D. Matsuzaka R. Hernandez -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-0 2 12- 8,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp R. Hernandez -2% 79% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada D. Matsuzaka 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Matsuzaka 2% 83% Groundout: P-1B
b4 0-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee D. Matsuzaka 1% 84% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Runelvys Hernandez facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- 11,(3-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Hernandez -1% 83% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t5 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew R. Hernandez -1% 82% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez R. Hernandez -1% 82% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 6-7-8
b5 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum D. Matsuzaka 3% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 0-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence D. Matsuzaka -3% 81% Walk
b5 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Quintero D. Matsuzaka -5% 77% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Pence to 2B
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Runelvys Hernandez (P) batting 9th
b5 0-3 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad D. Matsuzaka 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn D. Matsuzaka -4% 78% Walk; Pence to 3B; Quintero to 2B
b5 0-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Newhan D. Matsuzaka 9% 87% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 5-6-7
Chris Sampson replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Lowell C. Sampson -1% 86% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t6 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis C. Sampson -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 3-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Varitek C. Sampson -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Craig Hansen facing 3-4-5
Craig Hansen replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Hansen 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Hansen 2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee C. Hansen 1% 90% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Lugo C. Sampson 1% 91% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Sean Casey pinch hits for Craig Hansen (P) batting 9th
t7 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS S. Casey C. Sampson -1% 90% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t7 3-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O BOS C. Crisp C. Sampson -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B); Lugo to 2B
t7 3-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R BOS D. Pedroia C. Sampson 5% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lugo Scores
Tim Byrdak replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS J. Drew T. Byrdak 0% 94% Walk; Pedroia to 2B
Oscar Villarreal replaces David Newhan (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Mark Loretta replaces Tim Byrdak (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t7 4-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O BOS M. Ramirez O. Villarreal -1% 93% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 6-7-8
Manny Delcarmen replaces Manny Ramirez (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Jacoby Ellsbury replaces Sean Casey (PH) playing LF batting 9th
b7 0-4 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Delcarmen 2% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence M. Delcarmen 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero M. Delcarmen 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Oscar Villarreal facing 5-6-7
t8 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Lowell O. Villarreal -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t8 4-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS K. Youkilis O. Villarreal 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 4-0 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  BOS J. Varitek O. Villarreal 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Youkilis to 2B
t8 4-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Lugo O. Villarreal -1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 4-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury O. Villarreal -1% 96% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 9-1-2
Hideki Okajima replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching and batting 4th
b8 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Loretta H. Okajima 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b8 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn H. Okajima 1% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Reggie Abercrombie pinch hits for Oscar Villarreal (P) batting 2nd
b8 0-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R HOU R. Abercrombie H. Okajima -2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 1-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada H. Okajima -1% 95% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Julio Lugo (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Alex Cora replaces Hideki Okajima (P) playing SS batting 4th
b8 1-4 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Papelbon 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 1-2-3
Wesley Wright replaces Reggie Abercrombie (PH) pitching and batting 2nd
t9 4-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS C. Crisp W. Wright 0% 97% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t9 4-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Pedroia W. Wright 1% 98% Walk; Crisp to 2B
t9 4-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew W. Wright 1% 99% Walk; Crisp to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
t9 4-1 0 123 4,(2-1)  O BOS A. Cora W. Wright -1% 98% Popfly: 1B (Front of Home)
Doug Brocail replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 2nd
t9 4-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR BOS M. Lowell D. Brocail 1% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Crisp Scores; Pedroia Scores; Drew to 2B
t9 6-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS K. Youkilis D. Brocail 0% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Drew to 3B; Lowell to 2B
t9 6-1 1 123 5,(1-2)  OO BOS J. Varitek D. Brocail -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 5-6-7
b9 1-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee J. Papelbon 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 1-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum J. Papelbon 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 1-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence J. Papelbon 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Astros 1.

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