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Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 7:09PM
, Tropicana Field
Attendance: 19,148, Time of Game: 3:34
Red Sox
5
77-55
 Lost 1 
2nd, 7½ GB
at Rays
8
72-60
 Won 1 
3rd, 12½ GB
W: J.P. Howell (7-4)
L: Ramon Ramirez (7-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  1  0   2  0  0   1  1  0    5  6  1
Rays            1  3  1   0  0  0   0  3  X    8 12  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 4 0 0 0 0 2 .298 .760 24 14 -0.157 1.70 0.065 -0.222 -1.0 2 0 SB,HBP
Dustin Pedroia 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .807 17 12 -0.139 1.10 0.000 -0.139 -1.2 0 0
Victor Martinez 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 .291 .845 28 15 0.095 0.95 0.150 -0.055 1.0 4 0
Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 2 2 0 1 0 .312 .986 21 12 0.093 1.22 0.163 -0.071 1.4 2 1 2·2B
David Ortiz DH 3 0 0 1 1 0 .227 .760 18 10 -0.030 1.77 0.086 -0.116 -0.6
   Joey Gathright PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .481 0.229 4.57 0.229 0.000 1.0 SB
   Mike Lowell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .853 1 1 -0.014 0.46 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
Jason Bay LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .257 .916 16 9 -0.034 1.79 0.129 -0.163 0.1 1 1 3B
J.D. Drew RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 .265 .878 17 8 0.033 1.59 0.114 -0.081 0.3 4 0
Jason Varitek C 2 0 0 0 1 1 .218 .745 14 6 -0.028 0.93 0.024 -0.052 -0.3 9 1
   Casey Kotchman PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .275 .749 7 3 0.133 4.60 0.133 0.000 0.7
   Nick Green PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   George Kottaras C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .680 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 1
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 .225 .600 10 8 -0.149 1.80 0.086 -0.234 -0.9 0 1 2B
Josh Beckett P 0 0
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Takashi Saito P 0 0
Team Totals 33 5 6 4 7 6 .182 .675 173 98 0.032 1.58 1.179 -1.147 0.2 24 5
2B: K Youkilis 2 (33, 2 off M Garza); A Gonzalez (16, off M Garza).
3B: J Bay (3, off M Garza).
HBP: J Ellsbury (5, by M Garza).
TB: K Youkilis 4; J Bay 3; A Gonzalez 2; V Martinez; J Drew.
RBI: J Bay (94); J Drew (56); V Martinez (87); D Ortiz (79).
2-out RBI: V Martinez; J Drew.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
Fielding
E: K Youkilis (5).
Outfield Assists: J Bay (G Zaun at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Gathright (2, 2nd base off R Springer/G Zaun); J Ellsbury (56, 2nd base off M Garza/G Zaun).

Tampa Bay Rays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bartlett SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .337 .917 14 10 -0.052 0.76 0.017 -0.069 -0.8 0 0
Carl Crawford LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .311 .825 19 12 0.048 0.76 0.098 -0.050 0.2 6 0 HR
Ben Zobrist RF-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .936 10 8 -0.074 0.66 0.000 -0.074 -1.1 3 0
Carlos Pena 1B 4 1 1 0 0 3 .225 .897 16 11 0.094 0.81 0.131 -0.037 0.0 4 0 2B
Pat Burrell DH 4 1 2 2 0 2 .243 .749 17 14 0.226 0.93 0.246 -0.020 1.4 HR
   Fernando Perez PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Evan Longoria 3B 4 3 2 2 0 0 .273 .866 8 7 0.116 0.54 0.124 -0.008 2.0 2 0 HR
Gregg Zaun C 4 1 3 1 0 1 .267 .773 18 12 0.134 0.58 0.148 -0.014 2.4 8 0 2·2B
Akinori Iwamura 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 .302 .778 16 9 0.040 0.57 0.068 -0.029 0.0 0 2
   Gabe Gross RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .755 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
B.J. Upton CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .237 .675 16 10 0.000 0.39 0.034 -0.033 -0.4 3 0 2B,SH
Matt Garza P 0 0
   Chad Bradford P 0 0
   Randy Choate P 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0
   Grant Balfour P 0 0
   J.P. Howell P 0 0
   Dan Wheeler P 0 1
Team Totals 35 8 12 8 0 11 .343 1.057 134 93 0.532 0.66 0.866 -0.334 3.7 27 3
2B: C Pena (24, off R Ramirez); G Zaun 2 (15, 1 off M Delcarmen, 1 off J Beckett); B Upton (30, off T Saito).
HR: P Burrell (13, off J Beckett; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); E Longoria (26, off M Delcarmen; 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); C Crawford (13, off J Beckett; 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Upton (3, off J Beckett).
TB: G Zaun 5; E Longoria 5; P Burrell 5; C Crawford 4; B Upton 2; C Pena 2; A Iwamura; J Bartlett.
RBI: E Longoria 2 (93); P Burrell 2 (55); C Crawford (61); B Upton (42); A Iwamura (19); G Zaun (22).
2-out RBI: G Zaun.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 8.

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 6 7 5 4 0 9 2 3.87 27 104 73 42 11 20 6 12 4 0 49 -0.224 0.65 -1.8
Ramon Ramirez, L (7-4) 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 2.93 5 17 13 9 2 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.228 1.12 -0.9
Manny Delcarmen 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.40 3 9 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 -0.090 0.39 -1.8
Takashi Saito 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.64 1 7 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.010 0.04 0.7
Team Totals 8 12 8 7 0 11 3 7.88 36 137 93 54 15 24 6 19 6 0 49 2 1 -0.532 0.66 -3.7
R Ramirez faced 2 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
Matt Garza 6.2 6 4 4 3 3 0 4.01 30 120 71 43 4 24 5 18 5 0 46 0.016 1.22 -0.5
Chad Bradford, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.046 1.60 0.2
Randy Choate 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.15 1 8 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.086 2.17 -0.4
Russ Springer, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63 1 6 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.043 3.44 0.2
Grant Balfour 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.55 2 12 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.179 3.79 -0.9
J.P. Howell, BS (8), W (7-4) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.43 4 20 11 3 2 6 0 1 0 0 3 1 0.090 2.81 0.6
Dan Wheeler, S (2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.51 2 3 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.038 0.72 0.6
Team Totals 9 6 5 5 7 6 0 5.00 41 173 98 52 8 38 6 21 5 0 46 7 1 -0.032 1.58 -0.2
R Choate faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
G Balfour faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Howell (3).
HBP: M Garza (10; J Ellsbury).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Paul Nauert.
Time of Game: 3:34.
Attendance: Not Given.
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
t8 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  R BOS A. Gonzalez J. Howell -19% 33% Wild Pitch; Gathright Scores; Drew to 3B; Green to 2B
t8 5-5 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez J. Howell 16% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-5 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TBR P. Burrell R. Ramirez 14% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pena Scores
t8 4-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  BOS C. Kotchman G. Balfour -13% 52% Walk; Gathright to 3B; Drew to 2B
b8 5-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR C. Pena R. Ramirez 13% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)

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' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS V. Martinez M. Garza 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Beckett -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R TBR C. Crawford J. Beckett 10% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Beckett -1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Beckett -1% 60% Strikeout Looking (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Rays 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Rays' Matt Garza facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -6% 54% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t2 0-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza 5% 58% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t2 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R BOS J. Bay M. Garza -13% 45% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Youkilis Scores
t2 1-1 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew M. Garza 6% 51% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Garza 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rays Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R TBR P. Burrell J. Beckett 10% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b2 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  TBR E. Longoria J. Beckett 3% 69% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b2 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TBR G. Zaun J. Beckett 8% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Longoria to 3B
b2 2-1 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R TBR A. Iwamura J. Beckett 7% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive); Longoria Scores; Zaun to 3B
b2 3-1 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R TBR B. Upton J. Beckett 3% 86% Fielder's Choice 1B/Sacrifice Bunt; Zaun Scores; Iwamura to 2B
b2 4-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett J. Beckett -3% 84% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 4-1 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Beckett -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Iwamura to 3B; Upton to 2B
b2 4-1 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Beckett -3% 79% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 4.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Rays' Matt Garza facing 9-1-2
t3 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS A. Gonzalez M. Garza 2% 81% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t3 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza 1% 83% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 1-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 1% 84% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rays Batting, Ahead 4-1, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Beckett -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b3 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Beckett -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
b3 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR E. Longoria J. Beckett 1% 82% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b3 4-1 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  R TBR G. Zaun J. Beckett 6% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Longoria Scores/unER
b3 5-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura J. Beckett -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 1, Rays 5.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-5, Rays' Matt Garza facing 3-4-5
t4 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS V. Martinez M. Garza -3% 84% Walk
t4 1-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -8% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Martinez to 3B
t4 1-5 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RO BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza 2% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Martinez Scores; Youkilis to 3B
t4 2-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Bay M. Garza 5% 83% Foul Popfly: C (1B Foul)
t4 2-5 2 --3 8,(3-2)  R BOS J. Drew M. Garza -7% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Youkilis Scores
t4 3-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek M. Garza -2% 73% Walk; Drew to 2B
t4 3-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS A. Gonzalez M. Garza 5% 78% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 9-1-2
b4 5-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TBR B. Upton J. Beckett -2% 77% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b4 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  TBR J. Bartlett J. Beckett 2% 78% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 5-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O TBR C. Crawford J. Beckett -2% 76% Flyball: RF
b4 5-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TBR B. Zobrist J. Beckett -2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Rays' Matt Garza facing 1-2-3
t5 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza -5% 70% Hit By Pitch
t5 3-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 4% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 3-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS V. Martinez M. Garza -2% 73% Ellsbury Steals 2B
t5 3-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS V. Martinez M. Garza 4% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 3-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS K. Youkilis M. Garza -2% 76% Walk
t5 3-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz M. Garza 5% 81% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 4-5-6
b5 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR C. Pena J. Beckett -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 1 --- 6,(0-2)  O TBR P. Burrell J. Beckett -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TBR E. Longoria J. Beckett -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Rays' Matt Garza facing 6-7-8
t6 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay M. Garza 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Drew M. Garza 2% 83% Flyball: LF
t6 3-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Garza 1% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Josh Beckett facing 7-8-9
b6 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TBR G. Zaun J. Beckett -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR A. Iwamura J. Beckett -1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 5-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O TBR B. Upton J. Beckett -1% 81% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Rays 5.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Rays' Matt Garza facing 9-1-2
t7 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS A. Gonzalez M. Garza -9% 73% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 3-5 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury M. Garza 6% 79% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t7 3-5 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia M. Garza 5% 84% Flyball: RF (RF Line); Gonzalez to 3B
t7 3-5 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R BOS V. Martinez M. Garza -10% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Gonzalez Scores
Chad Bradford replaces Matt Garza pitching
t7 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis C. Bradford 5% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rays Batting, Ahead 5-4, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 1-2-3
Ramon Ramirez replaces Josh Beckett pitching
b7 5-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TBR J. Bartlett R. Ramirez -2% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 5-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TBR C. Crawford R. Ramirez -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TBR B. Zobrist R. Ramirez -1% 74% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 4, Rays 5.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-5, Rays' Randy Choate facing 5-6-7
Randy Choate replaces Chad Bradford pitching
t8 4-5 0 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS D. Ortiz R. Choate -9% 65% Walk
Russ Springer replaces Randy Choate pitching
Joey Gathright pinch runs for David Ortiz (DH) batting 5th
t8 4-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Bay R. Springer 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging, Gathright Steals 2B
Grant Balfour replaces Russ Springer pitching
t8 4-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Drew G. Balfour -5% 65% Walk
Casey Kotchman pinch hits for Jason Varitek (C) batting 8th
t8 4-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  BOS C. Kotchman G. Balfour -13% 52% Walk; Gathright to 3B; Drew to 2B
J.P. Howell replaces Grant Balfour pitching
Nick Green pinch runs for Casey Kotchman (PH) batting 8th
t8 4-5 1 123 3,(0-2)  R BOS A. Gonzalez J. Howell -19% 33% Wild Pitch; Gathright Scores; Drew to 3B; Green to 2B
t8 5-5 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O BOS A. Gonzalez J. Howell 16% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-5 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury J. Howell 12% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Rays 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Rays Batting, Tied 5-5, Red Sox' Ramon Ramirez facing 4-5-6
George Kottaras replaces Nick Green (PR) playing C batting 8th
b8 5-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TBR C. Pena R. Ramirez 13% 74% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b8 5-5 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R TBR P. Burrell R. Ramirez 14% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Pena Scores
Manny Delcarmen replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Fernando Perez pinch runs for Pat Burrell (DH) batting 5th
b8 6-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR TBR E. Longoria M. Delcarmen 9% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Perez Scores
b8 8-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  TBR G. Zaun M. Delcarmen 1% 98% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 8-5 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TBR A. Iwamura M. Delcarmen -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
Takashi Saito replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
b8 8-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TBR B. Upton T. Saito -0% 97% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Zaun out at Hm/LF-SS-C
b8 8-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O TBR J. Bartlett T. Saito -1% 96% Baserunner Out Advancing; Upton out at 3B/C-3B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Rays 8.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Rays' J.P. Howell facing 2-3-4
Ben Zobrist moves from RF to 2B
Gabe Gross replaces Akinori Iwamura (2B) playing RF batting 8th
t9 5-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Pedroia J. Howell 2% 98% Flyball: RF
t9 5-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BOS V. Martinez J. Howell -2% 96% Walk
Dan Wheeler replaces J.P. Howell pitching
t9 5-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis D. Wheeler 2% 99% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Martinez to 2B
Mike Lowell pinch hits for Joey Gathright (DH) batting 5th
t9 5-8 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Lowell D. Wheeler 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Rays 8.

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