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Box > Boston 4, St. Louis 0
Boomer barrels through Cards
David Wells shut down the red-hot Cardinals lineup for eight innings as the Red Sox avoided a sweep. David Ortiz and Edgar Renteria homered, and Jason Varitek cracked a two-run double to provide the offense.
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David Wells threw 74 of his 94 pitches for strikes against the Cardinals. (Tom Gannam/AP)
The Cardinals scored 16 runs in their first two games against the Red Sox, but they couldn't do any damage against lefty David Wells. St. Louis was unable to finish off the sweep despite eight strikeouts by Chris Carpenter.
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 Varitek's two-run double
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BOS
Boston (32-27)
Won 1
Boston 4, St. Louis 0   STL
St. Louis (38-21)
Lost 1
June 8, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1   4 9 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 2
Standings through 6/8/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5000026.339
Renteria, SS5111001.270
Ortiz, 1B4121010.301
Olerud, 1B1000000.333
Millar, LF3110111.255
1-Payton, PR-LF1000000.234
Nixon, RF4110012.293
Varitek, C4022011.322
Mueller, 3B3010102.271
Bellhorn, 2B2010211.247
Wells, P4000026.000
Foulke, P0000000.000
Totals364944920 


1-Ran for Millar in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Varitek (10, Carpenter).
HR: Ortiz (14, 6th inning off Carpenter, 0 on, 1 out), Renteria (5, 9th inning off King, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Renteria 4; Ortiz 5; Millar; Nixon; Varitek 3; Mueller; Bellhorn.
RBI: Ortiz (47), Varitek 2 (26), Renteria (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Renteria; Damon 2; Nixon.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Renteria-Bellhorn-Ortiz).
Pickoffs: Wells (Grudzielanek at 1st base).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS3000000.311
Grudzielanek, 2B4010001.319
Pujols, 1B4010001.330
Sanders, LF4010000.266
Edmonds, CF4010002.274
Seabol, 3B3000001.242
King, P0000000.000
Taguchi, RF3020001.239
Molina, C3000002.254
Carpenter, P1000000.071
a-Schumaker, PH1000010.000
Thompson, P0000000.000
b-Nunez, PH-3B1000011.268
Totals31060029 

a-Struck out for Carpenter in the 6th. b-Struck out for Thompson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Edmonds (15, Wells).
TB: Grudzielanek; Pujols; Sanders; Edmonds 2; Taguchi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Taguchi; Nunez; Edmonds.
GIDP: Molina.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Grudzielanek (1, 2nd base by Wells/Varitek).
PO: Grudzielanek (1st base by Wells).

FIELDING
E: Molina (5, throw), Seabol (2, fielding).
PB: Molina (4).
DP: 2 (Seabol-Pujols, Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (W, 4-4)8.04000205.07
Foulke 1.02000005.79
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carpenter (L, 8-4)6.08332813.49
Thompson 2.00002102.87
King 1.01110013.45

HBP: Eckstein (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 94-74, Foulke 20-10, Carpenter 107-70, Thompson 27-16, King 17-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 10-11, Foulke 0-3, Carpenter 4-6, Thompson 5-0, King 1-2.
Batters faced: Wells 27, Foulke 5, Carpenter 28, Thompson 8, King 4.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:48 (2:54 delay).
Att: 46,928.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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