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Sox deliver knuckle sandwich
Wakefield sparks series win
Tim Wakefield's knuckleball mystified the Devil Rays' hitters for 7 1/3 innings, helping the Red Sox to avoid their third straight extra-inning game at Tropicana Field. Alex Cora homered, while Kevin Millar provided insurance with an RBI double in the ninth.
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Red Sox 4, Devil Rays 1
Tim Wakefield allowed just one unearned run to improve to 9-9. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays' late effort falls short
Starter Seth McClung allowed the potent Red Sox lineup just two earned runs over six innings, but the Rays' hopes for a win stalled with the bases loaded in the ninth on Wednesday. Travis Lee had three hits, while Jorge Cantu scored his team's lone run on a passed ball in the fourth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 27, 2005
BOS
Boston (56-45)
Won 2
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (36-66)
Lost 2
July 27, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1   4 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings through 7/27/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4110021.337
Renteria, SS1100310.272
Ortiz, DH3000112.295
Olerud, 1B3001012.267
Mueller, 3B4120011.284
Millar, LF3011110.279
1-Hyzdu, PR-LF0000000.115
Cora, 2B4111003.211
Mirabelli, C4010021.224
Stern, RF4000022.182
Totals3046351112 


1-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mueller (20, Colome), Millar (18, Colome).
HR: Cora (2, 5th inning off McClung, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Mueller 3; Millar 2; Cora 4; Mirabelli.
RBI: Cora (10), Olerud (10), Millar (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Damon; Cora; Stern.
SF: Olerud.
GIDP: Olerud.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mirabelli (1, 2nd base off McClung/Hall).
CS: Renteria (3, 2nd base by Miller/Hall).

FIELDING
PB: Mirabelli (3).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4000011.254
d-Perez, PH0000100.252
Crawford, LF5010003.285
Lugo, SS3000121.299
Cantu, 3B4110002.287
Lee, 1B4030001.252
Hollins, RF4000002.281
Gomes, DH4010011.273
Hall, C2000101.268
a-Laforest, PH1010000.200
Green, 2B2000102.250
b-Huff, PH0000000.267
c-Gonzalez, PH0000100.271
Totals331705414 

a-Singled for Hall in the 9th. b-Batted for Green in the 9th. c-Walked for Huff in the 9th. d-Walked for Gathright in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Crawford; Cantu; Lee 3; Gomes; Laforest.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green; Hall; Lee; Crawford 2.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (30, 2nd base off Bradford/Mirabelli).
CS: Lee (3, 2nd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
PB: Hall (6).
DP: (Lee-Lugo-McClung).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 9-9)7.16103404.19
Bradford (H, 1)1.11000004.91
Myers 0.00001002.49
Schilling (S, 3)0.10001006.59
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McClung (L, 1-6)6.04324716.63
Miller 2.00001304.10
Colome 1.02110106.41

Myers pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 118-81, Bradford 14-10, Myers 6-2, Schilling 12-8, McClung 121-71, Miller 23-13, Colome 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 5-12, Bradford 2-2, Myers 0-0, Schilling 1-0, McClung 4-7, Miller 1-1, Colome 1-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 30, Bradford 5, Myers 1, Schilling 2, McClung 25, Miller 6, Colome 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 1-0, Myers 1-0, Schilling 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:58.
Att: 22,079.

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