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NYY
@BAL
9
6
CLE
@DET
5
8
CHW
@MIN
3
4
KCR
@OAK
4
3
LAA
@SEA
1
2
BOS
@TBR
8
4
TOR
@TEX
2
5
TOR
@TEX
2
5
HOU
@CHC
1
4
PIT
@CIN
5
11
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@COL
3
8
ATL
@FLA
4
3
ARI
@LAD
3
4
SFG
@PHI
0
1
WSN
@SDP
1
4
MIL
@STL
6
7
Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 7:08PM
, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 17,692, Time of Game: 3:44
Red Sox
8
77-54
 Won 4 
2nd, 6½ GB
at Rays
4
71-60
 Lost 1 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: Jon Lester (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  0   3  1  1   0  1  1    8 12  1
Rays            1  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    4 11  3

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 6 1 2 2 0 1 6 .301 .346 .418 .764 22 17 0.094 0.77 0.145 -0.051 1.5 2 0 3B
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 0 0 0 2 1 6 .299 .373 .441 .814 25 12 0.012 0.75 0.059 -0.047 -0.4 0 0
Victor Martinez C 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .290 .372 .472 .844 23 11 -0.006 1.10 0.074 -0.080 0.1 14 0
Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 2 2 2 0 1 5 .310 .417 .563 .980 19 13 0.013 0.90 0.056 -0.042 0.6 6 0 HR,SF
David Ortiz DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .229 .319 .444 .763 20 13 -0.034 0.83 0.045 -0.079 -0.6
Jason Bay LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .257 .384 .531 .915 23 13 0.028 0.79 0.113 -0.084 0.8 3 0 HR,GDP
Mike Lowell 3B 3 2 2 1 1 1 5 .302 .346 .509 .855 21 13 0.138 0.72 0.142 -0.004 1.1 1 1 2·2B,SF
J.D. Drew RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .265 .383 .496 .879 23 12 0.188 0.80 0.205 -0.017 1.5 1 0 HR
Alex Gonzalez SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .225 .263 .334 .598 16 14 -0.099 0.80 0.002 -0.101 -1.5 0 3
Jon Lester P 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 12 8 6 6 47 .308 .383 .641 1.024 192 118 0.334 0.82 0.841 -0.505 3.2 27 4
2B: M Lowell 2 (28, 2 off A Sonnanstine).
3B: J Ellsbury (9, off J Howell).
HR: J Drew (19, off A Sonnanstine, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF); J Bay (30, off A Sonnanstine, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); K Youkilis (23, off D Wheeler, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SF: K Youkilis (3, off A Sonnanstine); M Lowell (4, off C Bradford).
TB: K Youkilis 5; J Drew 4; J Bay 4; M Lowell 4; J Ellsbury 4; V Martinez 2; A Gonzalez; D Ortiz.
GIDP: J Bay (9).
RBI: J Ellsbury 2 (48); K Youkilis 2 (79); J Drew 2 (55); M Lowell (66); J Bay (93).
2-out RBI: J Ellsbury 2.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
E: A Gonzalez (7).

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bartlett SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .338 .398 .522 .921 17 9 -0.130 1.65 0.045 -0.175 -1.2 1 3
Carl Crawford LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .311 .365 .457 .822 22 17 -0.136 1.52 0.039 -0.175 -1.1 4 0
Ben Zobrist RF-2B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .289 .403 .542 .945 21 10 -0.019 0.75 0.033 -0.052 -0.3 3 0
Evan Longoria 3B 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .272 .353 .505 .859 12 9 -0.036 0.85 0.040 -0.076 -0.3 2 2
Carlos Pena 1B 4 2 2 2 1 1 5 .225 .355 .543 .898 19 13 0.178 1.04 0.229 -0.051 2.1 8 0 HR
Pat Burrell DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .239 .337 .400 .737 13 9 -0.031 1.18 0.062 -0.093 -0.0
Akinori Iwamura 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .303 .372 .412 .784 18 11 -0.057 0.74 0.000 -0.057 -0.6 3 5
   Willy Aybar PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .255 .344 .431 .775 3 2 0.095 2.14 0.095 0.000 0.8
   Gabe Gross PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .358 .397 .755 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dioner Navarro C 3 0 2 1 1 1 4 .227 .263 .337 .600 16 10 0.142 1.24 0.159 -0.017 1.1 5 0
   Gabe Kapler PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .335 .444 .779 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Gregg Zaun C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .351 .401 .752 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
B.J. Upton CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .237 .309 .364 .673 17 11 -0.171 1.68 0.000 -0.171 -1.4 0 0
Andy Sonnanstine P 0 0
   Brian Shouse P 0 0
   Lance Cormier P 0 0
   Chad Bradford P 0 0
   Randy Choate P 0 0
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0
   Grant Balfour P 0 0
   J.P. Howell P 0 0
Team Totals 38 4 11 4 3 14 41 .289 .341 .368 .710 158 101 -0.165 1.21 0.702 -0.867 -0.8 27 10
HR: C Pena (39, off J Lester, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: C Pena 5; D Navarro 2; E Longoria 2; J Bartlett; B Zobrist; P Burrell; C Crawford; W Aybar.
RBI: C Pena 2 (98); D Navarro (30); P Burrell (53).
2-out RBI: C Pena.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Longoria-A Iwamura-C Pena.
E: A Iwamura (6); C Pena (10); C Crawford (4).

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, W (11-7) 6 7 2 2 2 9 1 3.58 27 97 58 32 12 14 8 8 4 0 57 0.121 0.97 1.2
Billy Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 13 9 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.037 0.48 0.5
Hideki Okajima 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 3.19 5 20 14 9 1 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 -0.338 1.60 -3.8
Jonathan Papelbon, S (33) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.87 6 28 20 13 4 3 0 3 2 0 3 0 0.345 2.33 2.9
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 3 14 1 4.00 41 158 101 57 20 24 9 15 10 0 57 3 0 0.165 1.21 0.8
H Okajima faced 5 batters in the 8th inning.

Tampa Bay Rays

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
Andy Sonnanstine, L (6-8) 4 8 5 3 4 2 2 6.62 25 91 55 31 4 20 6 13 5 0 28 -0.342 1.17 -3.5
Brian Shouse 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.14 3 12 6 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.039 0.86 0.7
Lance Cormier 0.2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.00 5 19 11 8 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 -0.020 0.72 -0.6
Chad Bradford 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.57 1 7 6 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 -0.008 1.16 0.2
Randy Choate 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.81 5 25 15 8 1 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.031 0.24 1.2
Dan Wheeler 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.56 3 13 8 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.019 0.08 -0.7
Grant Balfour 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.55 3 20 13 9 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.11 0.3
J.P. Howell 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.47 2 5 4 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.021 0.19 -0.8
Team Totals 9 12 8 5 6 6 3 5.00 47 192 118 73 8 37 13 22 7 0 28 9 2 -0.335 0.82 -3.2
A Sonnanstine faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Paul Schrieber.
Time of Game: 3:44.
Attendance: 17,692.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR BOS J. Drew A. Sonnanstine 15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lowell Scores
b8 3-7 0 123 2,(0-1)  R TBR D. Navarro H. Okajima -13% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pena Scores; Burrell to 3B; Gross to 2B
b8 4-7 0 123 4,(1-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Papelbon 11% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-7 1 123 5,(2-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Papelbon 11% 86% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b8 4-7 2 123 9,(3-2)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Papelbon 10% 96% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)

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, Rays' Andy Sonnanstine facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury A. Sonnanstine -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia A. Sonnanstine -2% 46% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS V. Martinez A. Sonnanstine 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS K. Youkilis A. Sonnanstine 2% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive); Martinez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz A. Sonnanstine -4% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Lester 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  TBR C. Crawford J. Lester -4% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Crawford to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  TBR B. Zobrist J. Lester -2% 41% Walk
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Lester 4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R TBR C. Pena J. Lester -10% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive); Crawford Scores; Zobrist to 3B
b1 1-0 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Lester 4% 40% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rays 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Rays' Andy Sonnanstine facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay A. Sonnanstine -2% 37% Flyball: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Lowell A. Sonnanstine 3% 40% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  BOS J. Drew A. Sonnanstine 4% 44% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Lowell to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez A. Sonnanstine -5% 39% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS J. Ellsbury A. Sonnanstine 10% 49% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lowell Scores/unER; Drew to 2B
t2 1-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia A. Sonnanstine 3% 52% Walk; Drew to 3B; Ellsbury to 2B
t2 1-1 2 123 5,(2-2)  O BOS V. Martinez A. Sonnanstine -8% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura J. Lester 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR D. Navarro J. Lester 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Lester 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 1.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Rays' Andy Sonnanstine facing 4-5-6
t3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis A. Sonnanstine -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS D. Ortiz A. Sonnanstine 3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO BOS J. Bay A. Sonnanstine -6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Lester 3% 47% Flyball: RF
b3 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Lester 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  TBR B. Zobrist J. Lester -1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Lester 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Rays' Andy Sonnanstine facing 7-8-9
t4 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Lowell A. Sonnanstine 7% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 1-1 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR BOS J. Drew A. Sonnanstine 15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lowell Scores
t4 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez A. Sonnanstine -2% 71% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-1 1 --- 5,(0-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury A. Sonnanstine 2% 73% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t4 3-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS D. Pedroia A. Sonnanstine 3% 75% Walk; Ellsbury to 2B
t4 3-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  BOS V. Martinez A. Sonnanstine 4% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ellsbury to 3B; Pedroia to 2B
t4 3-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO BOS K. Youkilis A. Sonnanstine 2% 81% Foul Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Foul); Ellsbury Scores/unER; Pedroia to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t4 4-1 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz A. Sonnanstine -4% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rays 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Rays Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 5-6-7
b4 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TBR C. Pena J. Lester -9% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b4 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Lester 3% 71% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura J. Lester 2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  TBR D. Navarro J. Lester -2% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Lester 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rays 2.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Rays' Andy Sonnanstine facing 6-7-8
t5 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R BOS J. Bay A. Sonnanstine 9% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Lowell A. Sonnanstine 3% 87% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Brian Shouse replaces Andy Sonnanstine pitching
t5 5-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Drew B. Shouse 1% 88% Walk
t5 5-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS A. Gonzalez B. Shouse -3% 85% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (Weak 3B); Drew to 2B
t5 5-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury B. Shouse -2% 83% Flyball: LF
Lance Cormier replaces Brian Shouse pitching
t5 5-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia L. Cormier -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Rays 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-5, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 1-2-3
b5 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TBR J. Bartlett J. Lester -4% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b5 2-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Lester 4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Lester 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  TBR E. Longoria J. Lester -2% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bartlett to 2B
b5 2-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Lester 5% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Rays 2.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Rays' Lance Cormier facing 3-4-5
t6 5-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS V. Martinez L. Cormier 2% 88% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t6 5-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis L. Cormier -2% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t6 5-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Ortiz L. Cormier 2% 88% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Youkilis to 2B
t6 5-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Bay L. Cormier 3% 90% Walk; Youkilis to 3B; Ortiz to 2B
Chad Bradford replaces Lance Cormier pitching
t6 5-2 1 123 7,(1-2)  RO BOS M. Lowell C. Bradford 1% 91% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Youkilis Scores/unER
Randy Choate replaces Chad Bradford pitching
t6 6-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew R. Choate -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rays 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Jon Lester facing 6-7-8
b6 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Lester 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura J. Lester 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 2-6 2 --- 7,(3-2)  TBR D. Navarro J. Lester -1% 92% Walk
b6 2-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TBR B. Upton J. Lester 2% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rays 2.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rays' Randy Choate facing 9-1-2
t7 6-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez R. Choate -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 6-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury R. Choate -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia R. Choate -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rays 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-6, Red Sox' Billy Wagner facing 1-2-3
Billy Wagner replaces Jon Lester pitching
b7 2-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TBR J. Bartlett B. Wagner 2% 94% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-6 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O TBR C. Crawford B. Wagner 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist B. Wagner 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Rays 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 6-2, Rays' Randy Choate facing 3-4-5
t8 6-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS V. Martinez R. Choate -0% 96% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
Dan Wheeler replaces Randy Choate pitching
t8 6-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R BOS K. Youkilis D. Wheeler 2% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 7-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz D. Wheeler -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Bay D. Wheeler -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rays 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Rays Batting, Behind 2-7, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 4-5-6
Hideki Okajima replaces Billy Wagner pitching
b8 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TBR E. Longoria H. Okajima -2% 96% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b8 2-7 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  TBR C. Pena H. Okajima -3% 93% Walk; Longoria to 2B
b8 2-7 0 12- 5,(1-2)  R TBR P. Burrell H. Okajima -6% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive); Longoria Scores; Pena to 2B
Willy Aybar pinch hits for Akinori Iwamura (2B) batting 7th
b8 3-7 0 12- 3,(1-1)  TBR W. Aybar H. Okajima -10% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pena to 3B; Burrell to 2B
Gabe Gross pinch runs for Willy Aybar (PH) batting 7th
b8 3-7 0 123 2,(0-1)  R TBR D. Navarro H. Okajima -13% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pena Scores; Burrell to 3B; Gross to 2B
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
b8 4-7 0 123 4,(1-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Papelbon 11% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-7 1 123 5,(2-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Papelbon 11% 86% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
Gabe Kapler pinch runs for Dioner Navarro (C) batting 8th
b8 4-7 2 123 9,(3-2)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Papelbon 10% 96% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 7, Rays 4.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 7-4, Rays' Grant Balfour facing 7-8-9
Grant Balfour replaces Dan Wheeler pitching
Gregg Zaun replaces Gabe Kapler (PR) playing C batting 8th
Ben Zobrist moves from RF to 2B
Gabe Gross moves from PR to RF
t9 7-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Lowell G. Balfour -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Drew G. Balfour -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t9 7-4 2 --- 8,(1-2)  BOS A. Gonzalez G. Balfour 0% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
J.P. Howell replaces Grant Balfour pitching
t9 7-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  R BOS J. Ellsbury J. Howell 2% 98% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores
t9 8-4 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Howell -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 8, Rays 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Rays Batting, Behind 4-8, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 3-4-5
b9 4-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Papelbon 1% 99% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b9 4-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Papelbon 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Papelbon 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 8, Rays 4.

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