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Box > Pittsburgh 2, Boston 0
Bucs make Sox walk the blank
Humberto Cota's wall-scraping, high-arcing double to left in the eighth inning broke a scoreless tie, and then Ryan Doumit added a ninth-inning insurance run as the Pirates halted their five-game losing skid. Dave Williams pitched six scoreless frames.
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Ryan Doumit is congratulated by teammates after scoring the eventual game-winning run. (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Red Sox were shut out for the first time this season, and Manny Ramirez was forced to leave after getting hit by a pitch earlier in the contest. Tim Wakefield turned in his second straight strong outing, scattering seven hits and no runs over seven.
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PIT
Pittsburgh (31-35)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 2, Boston 0   BOS
Boston (37-30)
Lost 1
June 18, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 10 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 1
Standings through 6/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF4000102.269
Sanchez, 3B4020100.289
Bay, LF3110103.304
Ward, 1B5010006.277
Doumit, DH3111122.286
Mackowiak, CF3000011.324
Castillo, 2B5020004.269
Cota, C5031014.260
Wilson, J, SS3000115.226
Totals3521025527 

BATTING
2B: Bay (19, Wakefield), Cota (8, Mantei).
TB: Sanchez 2; Bay 2; Ward; Doumit; Castillo 2; Cota 4.
RBI: Cota (18), Doumit (8).
2-out RBI: Cota.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ward; Wilson, J 2; Doumit; Lawton; Cota 2.
S: Mackowiak.
GIDP: Mackowiak; Ward.
Team LOB: 15.

FIELDING
E: Mesa (1, missed catch).
DP: (Castillo-Wilson, J-Ward).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5010014.338
Renteria, SS4010102.268
Ortiz, DH3010102.299
Ramirez, M, LF1000002.260
a-Youkilis, PH-1B2000021.314
Millar, 1B-LF4000015.272
Payton, RF4020010.259
Mueller, 3B3000102.280
Mirabelli, C3010002.227
b-Varitek, PH1000000.320
Bellhorn, 2B3000103.232
Totals330604523 

a-Struck out for Ramirez, M in the 5th. b-Flied out for Mirabelli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Payton 2 (6, Williams, Williams), Mirabelli (2, Williams).
TB: Damon; Renteria; Ortiz; Payton 4; Mirabelli 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar 2; Bellhorn; Damon 3.
GIDP: Ortiz.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Renteria (12, fielding).
DP: 2 (Bellhorn-Renteria-Millar, Mueller-Bellhorn-Youkilis).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams 6.05004403.71
White (W, 3-3)2.01000102.38
Mesa (S, 18)1.00000004.39
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield 7.07003504.41
Embree (L, 1-4)0.10110007.24
Mantei 0.11001005.64
Myers 0.10000001.88
Halama 1.02111006.11

WP: Wakefield.
HBP: Ramirez, M (by Williams), Bay (by Wakefield), Doumit (by Embree), Mackowiak (by Halama).
Pitches-strikes: Williams 113-63, White 18-13, Mesa 12-7, Wakefield 114-70, Embree 5-3, Mantei 16-9, Myers 2-2, Halama 25-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 7-7, White 3-2, Mesa 1-2, Wakefield 12-4, Embree 1-0, Mantei 1-0, Myers 0-1, Halama 2-1.
Batters faced: Williams 28, White 6, Mesa 4, Wakefield 31, Embree 2, Mantei 3, Myers 1, Halama 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Mantei 1-1, Myers 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 35,216.

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