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Box > Boston 8, Oakland 7
Red Sox get extra A's
Trailing by six runs after five innings, the A's rallied back to tie things up at historic Fenway Park and seemed poised to salvage the series finale. But in the 10th inning, Boston drove in the winning run with two outs.
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Bill Mueller is the center of attention after his game-winning double. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Bill Mueller's 10th-inning double

Oakland (46-37)
Lost 3
Boston 8, Oakland 7  
Boston (46-37)
Won 3
July 8, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0   7 17 0
Boston
1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1   8 14 0
Standings through 7/8/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF6020003.303
Byrnes, LF6111035.282
Hatteberg, 1B5121022.304
Dye, RF5011012.288
Durazo, DH5230011.313
Crosby, SS5121011.273
Miller, C5031021.302
Scutaro, 2B5120003.269
Castro, 3B3001022.143
a-Melhuse, PH-3B2111010.247
Totals47717701320 

a-Doubled for Castro in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay 2 (16, Schilling, Schilling), Durazo 2 (15, Schilling, Timlin), Melhuse (5, Timlin).
3B: Dye (4, Foulke).
HR: Byrnes (11, 5th inning off Schilling, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotsay 4; Byrnes 4; Hatteberg 2; Dye 3; Durazo 5; Crosby 2; Miller 3; Scutaro 2; Melhuse 2.
RBI: Byrnes (33), Miller (37), Castro (3), Crosby (35), Melhuse (11), Hatteberg (51), Dye (52).
2-out RBI: Byrnes, Crosby, Hatteberg, Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye, Hatteberg, Scutaro, Byrnes, Durazo.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Byrnes (Damon at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Crosby-Hatteberg, Byrnes-Hatteberg).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF6130000.312
Mueller, 3B4221202.287
Ortiz, DH5331011.301
Ramirez, LF4223110.338
Garciaparra, SS4000125.287
Nixon, RF3011120.241
Millar, 1B4032012.283
1-McCarty, PR-1B1000001.219
Varitek, C4000132.272
Reese, 2B4000043.239
a-Bellhorn, PH1000000.262
Totals40814861416 

a-Grounded out for Reese in the 10th.
1-Ran for Millar in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (32, Harden), Millar (19, Harden), Mueller (9, Lehr).
3B: Nixon (1, Dotel).
HR: Ortiz (23, 1st inning off Harden, 0 on, 2 out), Ramirez (24, 3rd inning off Harden, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 3; Mueller 3; Ortiz 7; Ramirez 5; Nixon 3; Millar 4.
RBI: Ortiz (77), Ramirez 3 (71), Nixon (7), Millar 2 (25), Mueller (27).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, Ramirez 3, Millar 2, Mueller.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar, Reese, Garciaparra, McCarty.
SF: Nixon.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 10.

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden 5.07776724.52
Rincon 1.12000205.06
Mecir 0.21000205.08
Dotel 2.02000203.45
Lehr (L, 0-1)0.22110108.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling 5.111330813.16
Embree (H, 12)0.20000004.45
Timlin 1.14330103.57
Foulke (BS, 4)1.22110301.40
Leskanic (W, 1-4)1.00000106.17

WP: Harden.
IBB: Ramirez (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 114-62, Rincon 21-15, Mecir 10-8, Dotel 31-22, Lehr 10-8, Schilling 119-83, Embree 5-3, Timlin 30-18, Foulke 27-20, Leskanic 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 6-2, Rincon 0-2, Mecir 0-0, Dotel 1-3, Lehr 1-0, Schilling 5-3, Embree 0-2, Timlin 2-1, Foulke 1-1, Leskanic 0-2.
Batters faced: Harden 27, Rincon 6, Mecir 3, Dotel 7, Lehr 4, Schilling 27, Embree 2, Timlin 8, Foulke 7, Leskanic 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 2-0, Foulke 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:33.
Att: 35,144.

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