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Saturday, June 28, 2008, 6:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 43,073, Time of Game: 3:25
Red Sox
10
50-33
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
11
38-43
 Won 1 
5th, 11 GB
W: Doug Brocail (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  4   0  0  5   0  0  1   10 13  0
Astros          0  0  5   0  1  0   2  3  X   11 14  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 .272 .739 22 15 0.109 0.99 0.191 -0.082 0.6 4 0 3B
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 2 4 1 0 0 .302 .781 15 9 0.130 0.90 0.146 -0.016 0.9 1 1
J.D. Drew RF 3 2 1 0 1 0 .309 1.000 23 11 0.107 1.06 0.147 -0.040 0.7 3 0 HBP
Manny Ramirez LF 4 2 1 2 1 1 .286 .883 22 13 0.136 1.82 0.250 -0.115 1.4 1 0 2B
Mike Lowell 3B 4 2 4 3 0 0 .297 .881 14 8 0.280 1.55 0.280 0.000 2.9 2 3 HR,2·2B,SF
Kevin Youkilis 1B 5 0 2 3 0 1 .314 .930 16 12 0.038 1.65 0.241 -0.203 1.0 4 2 2B,GDP
Jason Varitek C 4 0 0 0 1 3 .228 .694 25 14 -0.088 0.79 0.008 -0.096 -0.6 6 1
Julio Lugo SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 .270 .703 15 7 -0.005 0.85 0.053 -0.059 -0.5 1 1
Jon Lester P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 6 6 -0.054 1.06 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 1 1
   Sean Casey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .358 .862 6 5 -0.049 2.13 0.000 -0.049 -0.4
   David Aardsma P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.005 0.17 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
   Craig Hansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Team Totals 37 10 13 10 4 10 .351 1.013 168 103 0.599 1.20 1.316 -0.719 5.5 24 10
2B: K Youkilis (22, off G Geary); M Lowell 2 (18, 2 off B Backe); M Ramirez (16, off B Backe).
3B: J Ellsbury (4, off B Backe).
HR: M Lowell (12, off J Valverde; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: M Lowell (4, off G Geary).
HBP: J Drew (3, by B Backe).
TB: M Lowell 9; D Pedroia 4; J Ellsbury 3; K Youkilis 3; M Ramirez 2; J Drew.
GIDP: K Youkilis (7).
RBI: M Lowell 3 (46); K Youkilis 3 (50); M Ramirez 2 (51); D Pedroia (36); J Ellsbury (24).
2-out RBI: K Youkilis 3; M Ramirez 2; M Lowell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 10.
Fielding
PB: J Varitek (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 .235 .608 14 10 0.066 1.34 0.154 -0.088 1.0 2 1 SB
Hunter Pence RF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .266 .748 22 13 0.104 2.13 0.181 -0.077 0.6 2 0
Lance Berkman 1B 5 0 2 3 0 3 .366 1.143 19 13 0.377 2.00 0.496 -0.119 1.5 9 0 2B
Carlos Lee LF 5 2 3 3 0 0 .279 .858 22 15 0.105 1.26 0.238 -0.133 1.6 2 0 HR
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .288 .776 6 5 -0.086 1.24 0.024 -0.109 -0.5 0 4
Mark Loretta 2B 4 1 1 3 0 0 .254 .707 26 18 0.223 1.38 0.321 -0.098 2.1 2 4 HR
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .277 .820 18 10 0.291 1.08 0.328 -0.037 0.9 1 1 HR,2B
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .541 7 6 -0.073 0.91 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 7 1
   Darin Erstad PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .303 .800 5 3 0.064 1.81 0.064 0.000 0.4 0 0
Brandon Backe P 1 1 1 0 0 0 .348 .922 5 3 0.055 0.68 0.055 0.000 0.6 0 1 HBP
   Geoff Geary P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   David Newhan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .700 6 3 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.1
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 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
   Brad Ausmus PH-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .541 1 1 -0.018 2.69 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 2 1 SH
Team Totals 36 11 14 10 2 6 .389 1.130 151 100 1.098 1.45 1.861 -0.762 7.0 27 13
2B: L Berkman (27, off M Delcarmen); T Wigginton (12, off J Lester).
HR: T Wigginton (5, off M Delcarmen; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); M Loretta (3, off J Lester; 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); C Lee (18, off J Lester; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Ausmus (4, off M Delcarmen).
HBP: B Backe (1, by J Lester).
TB: T Wigginton 6; C Lee 6; M Loretta 4; L Berkman 3; M Bourn 2; D Erstad; M Tejada; B Backe; H Pence.
RBI: L Berkman 3 (66); M Loretta 3 (19); C Lee 3 (62); T Wigginton (13).
2-out RBI: M Loretta 3; C Lee 2; L Berkman 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman.
Outfield Assists: M Bourn (K Youkilis at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (31, 2nd base off J Lester/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
Jon Lester 5 9 6 6 0 3 2 3.48 24 76 54 33 6 15 9 11 3 0 28 -0.398 1.01 -3.5
David Aardsma, H (4) 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 2.70 5 25 14 4 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.113 1.03 -0.9
Craig Hansen, H (6) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 4 20 15 10 3 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 0.039 2.88 -0.2
Manny Delcarmen, BS (2), L (0-2) 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 3.97 7 30 17 9 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.626 2.31 -2.5
Team Totals 8 14 11 10 2 6 3 11.25 40 151 100 56 18 26 14 17 5 0 28 2 2 -1.098 1.45 -7.0
D Aardsma faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Brandon Backe 5.1 9 6 6 3 5 0 5.12 28 108 67 34 8 25 6 13 5 0 28 -0.309 1.09 -3.0
Geoff Geary, BS (1) 0.2 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.18 5 23 13 9 1 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 -0.433 2.50 -3.1
Tim Byrdak 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.85 4 18 10 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.043 0.42 0.7
Doug Brocail, W (3-3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.18 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.029 0.56 0.3
Jose Valverde, S (20) 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 4.46 4 14 11 3 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.073 1.48 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 10 10 4 10 1 10.00 43 168 103 52 17 34 9 19 6 0 28 1 1 -0.597 1.20 -5.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: B Backe (3; J Drew); J Lester (3; B Backe).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Muchlinski, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 3:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Houston Astros
1 Jacoby Ellsbury CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B 2 Hunter Pence RF
3 J.D. Drew RF 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Manny Ramirez LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Mike Lowell 3B 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Kevin Youkilis 1B 6 Mark Loretta 2B
7 Jason Varitek C 7 Ty Wigginton 3B
8 Julio Lugo SS 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Jon Lester P 9 Brandon Backe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 9-9 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU L. Berkman M. Delcarmen 35% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Erstad Scores; Pence Scores
b3 2-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU M. Loretta J. Lester 32% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lee Scores; Tejada Scores
b8 8-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R HOU T. Wigginton M. Delcarmen 30% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  RR BOS M. Ramirez B. Backe -21% 29% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pedroia Scores; Drew Scores
t6 4-6 1 1-- 8,(1-2)  R BOS J. Ellsbury B. Backe -19% 59% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lugo Scores

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' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Backe 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Backe -2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Drew B. Backe 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Ramirez B. Backe 2% 55% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Bourn J. Lester 4% 58% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence J. Lester -3% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lester 2% 57% Bourn Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Lester -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lester -3% 50% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Bourn out at Hm/2B-C-3B-SS; Lee to 2B/Adv on throw
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Lowell B. Backe -6% 44% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis B. Backe 4% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Backe 4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lugo B. Backe 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Lester -2% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Lester -2% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Lester 2% 53% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Lester -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Lester B. Backe 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Backe 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Backe -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Backe -2% 51% Walk; Pedroia to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  RR BOS M. Ramirez B. Backe -21% 29% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pedroia Scores; Drew Scores
t3 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R BOS M. Lowell B. Backe -9% 21% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Ramirez Scores
t3 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R BOS K. Youkilis B. Backe -6% 15% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Lowell Scores
t3 4-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek B. Backe -1% 14% Walk; Youkilis to 2B
t3 4-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Lugo B. Backe 2% 16% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Backe J. Lester 3% 19% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Lester 5% 24% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Backe to 2B
b3 0-4 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Lester -1% 23% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Backe to 3B; Bourn to 2B
b3 0-4 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Lester -6% 17% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-4 2 -23 6,(2-2)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Lester 13% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Backe Scores; Bourn Scores
b3 2-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada J. Lester 2% 32% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line); Lee to 2B
b3 2-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU M. Loretta J. Lester 32% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lee Scores; Tejada Scores
b3 5-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Lester -1% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
t4 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Lester B. Backe 3% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 4-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Backe 2% 68% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t4 4-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS D. Pedroia B. Backe -2% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 4-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Backe -3% 63% Hit By Pitch; Pedroia to 2B
t4 4-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez B. Backe 5% 69% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 8-9-1
b4 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Lester -2% 67% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 5-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU B. Backe J. Lester 2% 69% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 5-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Lester -2% 67% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Backe to 2B
b4 5-4 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Lester -3% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t5 4-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS M. Lowell B. Backe -5% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t5 4-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO BOS K. Youkilis B. Backe 11% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek B. Backe 1% 71% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 3-4-5
b5 5-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Lester -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Lee J. Lester 11% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b5 6-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Lester -1% 79% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 6-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Lester -1% 78% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
t6 4-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Lugo B. Backe -5% 73% Walk
Sean Casey pinch hits for Jon Lester (P) batting 9th
t6 4-6 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O BOS S. Casey B. Backe 5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-6 1 1-- 8,(1-2)  R BOS J. Ellsbury B. Backe -19% 59% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lugo Scores
Geoff Geary replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-6 1 --3 7,(2-2)  R BOS D. Pedroia G. Geary -9% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Ellsbury Scores
t6 6-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew G. Geary -10% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pedroia to 3B
t6 6-6 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Ramirez G. Geary -4% 36% Walk; Drew to 2B
t6 6-6 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO BOS M. Lowell G. Geary -2% 34% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Pedroia Scores; Drew to 3B
t6 7-6 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  RRO BOS K. Youkilis G. Geary -18% 16% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Drew Scores; Ramirez Scores; Youkilis out at 3B
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 6-9, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 7-8-9
David Aardsma replaces Sean Casey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton D. Aardsma -3% 13% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 6-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero D. Aardsma -2% 11% Strikeout Swinging
David Newhan pinch hits for Geoff Geary (P) batting 9th
b6 6-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Newhan D. Aardsma -1% 10% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-6, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 7-8-9
Tim Byrdak replaces David Newhan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek T. Byrdak 1% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t7 9-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Lugo T. Byrdak 1% 12% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 9-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Aardsma T. Byrdak 0% 12% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 6-9, Red Sox' David Aardsma facing 1-2-3
b7 6-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn D. Aardsma 5% 17% Walk
b7 6-9 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence D. Aardsma 12% 29% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Bourn to 3B
Craig Hansen replaces David Aardsma pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-9 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU L. Berkman C. Hansen 15% 44% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourn Scores; Pence to 3B
b7 7-9 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Lee C. Hansen 5% 49% Passed Ball; Pence Scores/unER; Berkman to 2B
b7 8-9 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Hansen -9% 40% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 8-9 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Hansen -8% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 8-9 2 -2- 11,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta C. Hansen -7% 25% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 9-8, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 1-2-3
t8 9-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury T. Byrdak 2% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
Doug Brocail replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t8 9-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia D. Brocail 2% 29% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 9-8 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS J. Drew D. Brocail 1% 30% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 8-9, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 7-8-9
Manny Delcarmen replaces Craig Hansen pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R HOU T. Wigginton M. Delcarmen 30% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Humberto Quintero (C) batting 8th
b8 9-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Erstad M. Delcarmen 6% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Brad Ausmus pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
b8 9-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Delcarmen -2% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Erstad to 2B
b8 9-9 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Delcarmen -7% 58% Strikeout Looking
b8 9-9 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence M. Delcarmen 1% 59% Walk
b8 9-9 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU L. Berkman M. Delcarmen 35% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Erstad Scores; Pence Scores
b8 11-9 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee M. Delcarmen -1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 9, Astros 11.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 9-11, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
Jose Valverde replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Brad Ausmus moves from PH to C
Darin Erstad moves from PH to LF
t9 9-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Ramirez J. Valverde 4% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-11 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R BOS M. Lowell J. Valverde -5% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 10-11 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Valverde 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 10-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Valverde 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 10, Astros 11.

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