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Ryan Doumit doubled in two runs in a three-run first inning and stole home, but Jack Wilson was thrown out at the plate while trying to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Bucs lost their fifth straight.
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Jason Varitek blocks the plate as Jack Wilson tries to score the go-ahead run in the eighth. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Mark Bellhorn hit a three-run shot in the second inning, but the hero of Friday's game was Jason Varitek, who's block of the plate in the eighth kept Jack Wilson from scoring the go-ahead run.
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 Damon's game-winning single
 Bellhorn's homer
 Renteria's triple in the eighth
PIT
Pittsburgh (30-35)
Lost 5
Boston 6, Pittsburgh 5   BOS
Boston (37-29)
Won 5
June 17, 2005
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Pittsburgh
3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   5 8 1
Boston
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   6 11 0
Standings through 6/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF2110200.273
Sanchez, 3B5021002.282
Bay, LF5120003.304
Ward, 1B5111021.279
Doumit, DH4112020.281
Mackowiak, CF3000132.330
Castillo, 2B2100200.265
Cota, C4010003.246
Wilson, J, SS4000002.229
Totals345845713 

BATTING
2B: Ward (13, Miller), Doumit (5, Miller), Bay (18, Mantei).
TB: Lawton; Sanchez 2; Bay 3; Ward 2; Doumit 2; Cota.
RBI: Doumit 2 (7), Sanchez (11), Ward (40).
2-out RBI: Doumit 2; Sanchez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cota; Bay; Mackowiak.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mackowiak (5, 2nd base off Miller/Varitek), Doumit 2 (2, 3rd base off Miller/Varitek, home off Miller/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: White (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Sanchez-Castillo-Ward, Wilson, J-Castillo-Ward).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5011000.341
Renteria, SS4010010.268
Ortiz, DH4020001.299
Ramirez, M, LF3010102.261
Nixon, RF3210001.294
a-Payton, PH-RF1000002.250
Millar, 1B4010002.278
1-Youkilis, PR0000000.327
Varitek, C3210021.322
Mueller, 3B3122100.284
Bellhorn, 2B4113004.235
Totals3461162313 

a-Grounded into a double play for Nixon in the 8th.
1-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mueller (10, Fogg), Millar (12, White).
3B: Mueller (1, Fogg), Renteria (3, Torres).
HR: Bellhorn (4, 2nd inning off Fogg, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Renteria 3; Ortiz 2; Ramirez, M; Nixon; Millar 2; Varitek; Mueller 5; Bellhorn 4.
RBI: Mueller 2 (26), Bellhorn 3 (19), Damon (38).
2-out RBI: Mueller 2; Bellhorn 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bellhorn.
S: Varitek.
GIDP: Ramirez, M; Payton.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ramirez, M (Wilson, J at home).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fogg 7.08550314.52
Torres 0.01000002.60
Grabow 0.10001002.37
White (L, 2-3)1.01101002.53
Gonzalez 0.01000003.20
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller 6.04444405.16
Mantei (H, 6)0.12110005.73
Myers (BS, 1)0.20000101.93
Timlin 1.02001001.36
Foulke (W, 4-3)1.00000205.23

Torres pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Ramirez, M (by Grabow), Mueller (by White).
HBP: Lawton (by Miller), Doumit (by Myers).
Pitches-strikes: Fogg 120-75, Torres 3-2, Grabow 7-2, White 21-13, Gonzalez 4-2, Miller 109-61, Mantei 9-6, Myers 12-7, Timlin 17-10, Foulke 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Fogg 10-8, Torres 0-0, Grabow 0-1, White 3-0, Gonzalez 0-0, Miller 9-5, Mantei 0-1, Myers 1-0, Timlin 2-0, Foulke 1-0.
Batters faced: Fogg 28, Torres 1, Grabow 2, White 5, Gonzalez 1, Miller 27, Mantei 3, Myers 3, Timlin 5, Foulke 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 1-0, White 2-0, Gonzalez 3-1, Myers 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 35,377.

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