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Saturday, May 24, 2008, 6:07PM
, McAfee Coliseum
Attendance: 33,468, Time of Game: 2:17
Red Sox
0
31-21
 Lost 2 
1st
at Athletics
3
27-23
 Won 3 
2nd, 2½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  0
Athletics       0  1  0   0  0  0   1  1  X    3  9  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jacoby Ellsbury LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .806 22 14 -0.099 0.94 0.000 -0.099 -0.9 3 0
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .737 14 12 -0.083 0.82 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 2 1
David Ortiz DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 .246 .806 14 9 0.026 0.72 0.049 -0.023 0.1
Kevin Youkilis 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .936 11 8 -0.111 1.50 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 4 0
Mike Lowell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .836 9 5 -0.084 1.06 0.000 -0.084 -0.6 1 2
J.D. Drew RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .803 16 9 -0.063 0.81 0.000 -0.063 -0.4 2 0
Jason Varitek C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .883 8 5 0.009 1.15 0.060 -0.051 -0.0 9 2 HBP
Coco Crisp CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .287 .760 11 9 -0.087 1.21 0.000 -0.087 -0.6 1 0
Alex Cora SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .360 .829 10 7 -0.078 1.05 0.000 -0.078 -0.6 1 2
Josh Beckett P 1 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
Team Totals 28 0 1 0 0 5 .036 .105 115 78 -0.570 1.02 0.109 -0.679 -4.5 24 7
HBP: J Varitek (3, by J Duchscherer).
TB: D Ortiz.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Varitek-A Cora.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jack Hannahan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .217 .686 19 13 -0.082 0.79 0.000 -0.082 -1.0 3 2
Bobby Crosby SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 .272 .732 16 11 -0.008 0.75 0.056 -0.065 -0.2 1 1 CS
Jack Cust LF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .252 .878 16 9 -0.073 1.01 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 2 0
   Rajai Davis CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .472 1 1 0.011 0.23 0.011 0.000 0.4 0 0 SB
Frank Thomas DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 .248 .802 17 11 -0.018 0.48 0.015 -0.032 0.0
   Gregorio Petit PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .775 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mike Sweeney 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .309 .786 14 12 0.048 0.76 0.091 -0.043 1.2 5 1 2B
Ryan Sweeney CF-RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 .295 .770 11 7 0.064 0.71 0.098 -0.034 0.2 5 0 HR,SH
Emil Brown RF-LF 4 0 0 1 0 0 .249 .657 10 7 0.033 0.62 0.059 -0.026 -0.2 3 0
Mark Ellis 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 .720 17 11 0.002 0.73 0.031 -0.029 -0.0 2 2
Kurt Suzuki C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .241 .600 8 7 -0.048 0.85 0.006 -0.054 -0.5 5 0
Justin Duchscherer P 0 0
   Huston Street P 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 1 9 .281 .709 129 89 -0.071 0.69 0.367 -0.438 -1.0 27 6
2B: M Sweeney (7, off J Beckett).
HR: R Sweeney (2, off J Beckett; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF).
SH: R Sweeney (2, off J Beckett).
TB: R Sweeney 4; M Sweeney 3; B Crosby 2; K Suzuki; F Thomas; M Ellis; R Davis.
RBI: R Sweeney (22); M Sweeney (11); E Brown (36).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: R Davis (8, 2nd base off M Delcarmen/J Varitek).
CS: B Crosby (3, 2nd base by J Beckett/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
Josh Beckett, L (5-4) 7 7 2 2 0 9 1 4.43 28 107 76 46 6 24 6 13 6 0 64 0.097 0.79 1.5
Manny Delcarmen 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 5.59 6 22 13 8 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 -0.027 0.28 -0.5
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 1 9 1 3.38 34 129 89 54 6 29 10 14 6 0 64 0 0 0.070 0.69 1.0

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
Justin Duchscherer, W (4-3) 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.16 26 101 67 39 6 22 4 17 2 0 84 0.538 1.09 4.0
Huston Street, S (10) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.03 3 14 11 5 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 29 115 78 44 7 27 6 17 2 0 84 0 0 0.571 1.02 4.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Duchscherer (3; J Varitek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Adrian Johnson, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 56° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Oakland Athletics
1 Jacoby Ellsbury LF 1 Jack Hannahan 3B
2 Dustin Pedroia 2B 2 Bobby Crosby SS
3 David Ortiz DH 3 Jack Cust LF
4 Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 Frank Thomas DH
5 Mike Lowell 3B 5 Mike Sweeney 1B
6 J.D. Drew RF 6 Ryan Sweeney CF
7 Jason Varitek C 7 Emil Brown RF
8 Coco Crisp CF 8 Mark Ellis 2B
9 Alex Cora SS 9 Kurt Suzuki C
Josh Beckett P Justin Duchscherer P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK R. Sweeney J. Beckett 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO OAK J. Cust J. Beckett -7% 71% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Crosby Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  OAK M. Sweeney J. Beckett 6% 61% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t6 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Varitek J. Duchscherer -6% 60% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R OAK E. Brown J. Beckett 6% 66% Fielder's Choice SS; Sweeney Scores; Brown to 1B

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, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Duchscherer 2% 52% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Duchscherer 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Duchscherer 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Beckett -2% 53% Lineout: LF (Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK B. Crosby J. Beckett 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust J. Beckett -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK F. Thomas J. Beckett -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Duchscherer 2% 52% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Lowell J. Duchscherer 2% 54% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Duchscherer 1% 55% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  OAK M. Sweeney J. Beckett 6% 61% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Beckett -1% 60% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Sweeney to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R OAK E. Brown J. Beckett 6% 66% Fielder's Choice SS; Sweeney Scores; Brown to 1B
b2 1-0 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  OAK M. Ellis J. Beckett 3% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Brown to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Beckett -4% 65% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Beckett -4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Duchscherer 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS C. Crisp J. Duchscherer 2% 66% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS A. Cora J. Duchscherer 1% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK B. Crosby J. Beckett -2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Cust J. Beckett -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK F. Thomas J. Beckett -1% 63% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 1-2-3
t4 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Duchscherer 3% 65% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
t4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Duchscherer 2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 0-1 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz J. Duchscherer 1% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. Sweeney J. Beckett -2% 67% Foul Popfly: P (Behind Home)
b4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney J. Beckett -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Brown J. Beckett -1% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 4-5-6
t5 0-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Duchscherer 3% 67% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t5 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Lowell J. Duchscherer 2% 70% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t5 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Duchscherer 1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 8-9-1
b5 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Beckett -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK K. Suzuki J. Beckett -2% 67% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b5 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Beckett -1% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 7-8-9
t6 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Varitek J. Duchscherer -6% 60% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp J. Duchscherer 6% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS A. Cora J. Duchscherer 5% 70% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
t6 0-1 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Duchscherer 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK B. Crosby J. Beckett 3% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO OAK J. Cust J. Beckett -7% 71% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Crosby Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  OAK F. Thomas J. Beckett 1% 72% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b6 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Sweeney J. Beckett -2% 70% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 2-3-4
Emil Brown moves from RF to LF
Rajai Davis replaces Jack Cust (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
Ryan Sweeney moves from CF to RF
t7 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Duchscherer 4% 74% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t7 0-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS D. Ortiz J. Duchscherer -5% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS K. Youkilis J. Duchscherer 6% 75% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS M. Lowell J. Duchscherer 5% 79% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 6-7-8
b7 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK R. Sweeney J. Beckett 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b7 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK E. Brown J. Beckett -1% 88% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis J. Beckett -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK K. Suzuki J. Beckett 1% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Beckett -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Justin Duchscherer facing 6-7-8
t8 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew J. Duchscherer 4% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t8 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek J. Duchscherer 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp J. Duchscherer 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-0, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 2-3-4
Manny Delcarmen replaces Josh Beckett pitching
b8 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK B. Crosby M. Delcarmen -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Davis M. Delcarmen 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK F. Thomas M. Delcarmen 1% 95% Davis Steals 2B
b8 2-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  OAK F. Thomas M. Delcarmen 0% 95% Walk
b8 2-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R OAK M. Sweeney M. Delcarmen 3% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Davis Scores; Thomas to 2B
Gregorio Petit pinch runs for Frank Thomas (DH) batting 4th
b8 3-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O OAK R. Sweeney M. Delcarmen -1% 97% Flyball: LF
b8 3-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK E. Brown M. Delcarmen -1% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 3.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-3, Athletics' Huston Street facing 9-1-2
Huston Street replaces Justin Duchscherer pitching
t9 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS A. Cora H. Street 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-3 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury H. Street 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 0-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia H. Street 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Athletics 3.

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