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Tim leaves Phils in his Wake
Tim Wakefield had his knuckleball dancing Friday, handcuffing the Phillies on two hits in eight innings. With the win and Baltimore's loss, Boston leads the AL East for the first time since April 23. Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Doug Mirabelli all went deep.
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Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield struck out six, walked two and lowered his ERA to 4.05. (Rusty Kennedy/AP)
Jon Lieber endured a tough outing Friday against the World Series champions, serving up two three-run home runs, and the Phillies couldn't recover. Lieber collected one of the club's three hits as Boston's Tim Wakefield kept the hitters off balance.
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 Mirabelli's three-run homer
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BOS
Boston (42-30)
Won 5
Boston 8, Philadelphia 0   PHI
Philadelphia (39-35)
Lost 2
June 24, 2005
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Boston
0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 2   8 12 1
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings through 6/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Phillies Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220002.339
Renteria, SS5110012.267
Ortiz, 1B5112012.304
Olerud, 1B0000000.394
Ramirez, M, LF5123020.273
Nixon, RF4120021.300
Mueller, 3B4110011.289
Mirabelli, C4123001.245
Bellhorn, 2B2000200.224
Wakefield, P2010011.250
a-Youkilis, PH1000000.302
Embree, P0000000.000
Totals3781282810 

a-Lined out for Wakefield in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (12, Lieber).
HR: Mirabelli (3, 2nd inning off Lieber, 2 on, 1 out), Ramirez, M (17, 5th inning off Lieber, 2 on, 1 out), Ortiz (19, 9th inning off Fultz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria; Ortiz 4; Ramirez, M 5; Nixon 3; Mueller; Mirabelli 5; Wakefield.
RBI: Mirabelli 3 (9), Ramirez, M 3 (60), Ortiz 2 (64).
2-out RBI: Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon.
S: Wakefield.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Mueller (4, throw).
PB: Mirabelli 2 (2).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4000013.278
Lofton, CF2000011.379
b-Michaels, PH-CF1000100.297
Abreu, RF4010014.312
Thome, 1B4000012.215
Burrell, LF4000021.293
Utley, 2B4010011.309
Bell, 3B4000001.253
Lieberthal, C3000001.233
Lieber, P1010000.062
a-Martinez, PH1000000.246
Telemaco, P0000000.000
c-Chavez, PH0000100.173
Fultz, P0000000.500
Totals320302714 

a-Grounded out for Lieber in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Lofton in the 6th. c-Walked for Telemaco in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Abreu; Utley; Lieber.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Utley; Abreu 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (18, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Lofton (8, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Burrell (Mirabelli at 2nd base).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 6-6)8.02002604.05
Embree 1.01000107.24
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (L, 8-7)5.09662524.93
Telemaco 3.01000201.35
Fultz 1.02220113.46

Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 106-70, Embree 11-7, Lieber 86-60, Telemaco 41-26, Fultz 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 10-9, Embree 1-1, Lieber 2-7, Telemaco 4-3, Fultz 0-2.
Batters faced: Wakefield 30, Embree 4, Lieber 25, Telemaco 10, Fultz 5.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 45,090.

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