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Box > Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5
Rays put Sox on verge of sweep
Curt Schilling gave up six earned runs on nine hits in seven innings and was dealt his second loss of the young season. David Ortiz hit two monster home runs in Boston's losing effort.
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Travis Lee hits a two-run double off Curt Schilling during the sixth inning. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Travis Lee's two-run double in the sixth inning put Tampa Bay ahead for good. In his first start in '05, Doug Waechter allowed five runs in five innings and didn't factor in the decision.
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BOS
Boston (11-11)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5   TB
Tampa Bay (8-15)
Lost 5
April 23, 2005
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Boston
1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   5 11 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 X   6 10 0
Standings through 4/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5121001.301
Nixon, RF4011011.289
Ramirez, M, LF5011023.274
Ortiz, DH4222001.261
Millar, 1B3010001.278
Varitek, C4000012.321
Renteria, SS3120100.222
Vazquez, 3B4110023.158
Bellhorn, 2B3010112.254
Totals3551152714 

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (4, Waechter), Vazquez (1, Waechter).
HR: Ortiz 2 (6, 3rd inning off Waechter, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Waechter, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 2; Nixon; Ramirez, M 2; Ortiz 8; Millar; Renteria 2; Vazquez 2; Bellhorn.
RBI: Ramirez, M (18), Damon (7), Nixon (10), Ortiz 2 (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar; Ramirez, M; Bellhorn 2.
SF: Nixon.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Schilling (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Bellhorn-Millar, Renteria-Bellhorn-Millar).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF3000010.297
Sanchez, CF4110011.267
Lugo, SS4110001.310
Huff, RF4021011.250
Cantu, 2B4110012.311
Lee, 1B4012011.264
Phelps, DH3220001.317
Hall, C3010011.283
Gonzalez, 3B3112001.304
Totals326105069 

BATTING
2B: Phelps (5, Schilling), Lee (4, Schilling), Huff (4, Timlin).
3B: Lugo (1, Schilling).
HR: Gonzalez (2, 5th inning off Schilling, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sanchez; Lugo 3; Huff 3; Cantu; Lee 2; Phelps 3; Hall; Gonzalez 4.
RBI: Huff (14), Gonzalez 2 (5), Lee 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez 2; Lee 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phelps; Sanchez; Lee.
GIDP: Gonzalez; Cantu.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crawford (Millar at 3rd base).
DP: (Lee).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (L, 1-2)7.09660518.15
Timlin 1.01000102.35
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Waechter 5.010551325.40
Fossum (W, 1-1)2.01000203.75
McClung (H, 1)0.20001009.72
Miller (H, 2)0.10000101.93
Carter (S, 1)1.00000107.84

WP: McClung.
HBP: Crawford (by Schilling), Millar (by McClung).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 94-69, Timlin 11-9, Waechter 103-72, Fossum 30-18, McClung 14-5, Miller 5-3, Carter 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 10-6, Timlin 1-1, Waechter 0-11, Fossum 1-3, McClung 1-1, Miller 0-0, Carter 1-1.
Batters faced: Schilling 29, Timlin 4, Waechter 25, Fossum 6, McClung 4, Miller 1, Carter 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Terry Craft. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:38.
Att: 33,220.

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