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Sox go singin' in the rain
Slow start dooms Rays
With the pitching struggling and their bats looking as soggy as the New England weather, the Devil Rays appeared to be headed to a blowout loss on Friday night. Travis Lee hit a two-run single and Eduardo Perez homered as the Rays rallied late, but it wasn't enough to catch up to the Sox.
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Red Sox 10, Devil Rays 6
Johnny Damon kick-started the Boston offense with the 16th leadoff homer of his career. (Steven Senne/AP)
Series at a glance:
Big bats carry Red Sox
The weather wasn't cooperative, but the Sox found plenty of bright spots in their series-opening matchup with the Rays. David Ortiz went deep twice, Johnny Damon added a home run and John Olerud contributed three hits.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 29, 2005
CIN
PIT
PPD
WSH
ATL
PPD
TB
Tampa Bay (55-77)
Lost 1
Boston 10, Tampa Bay 6   BOS
Boston (75-54)
Won 2
August 29, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2   6 11 0
Boston
2 1 0 0 4 0 3 0 X   10 13 1
Standings through 8/29/05  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4110112.296
Crawford, LF5020011.287
Cantu, 2B4001102.295
Huff, RF5110013.264
Gomes, DH3220000.286
Lee, 1B3122101.282
Laforest, C0000000.256
Gonzalez, 3B4010004.261
Hall, C2010000.282
Perez, 1B1111000.276
Gathright, CF3001013.286
a-Green, PH1000000.246
Totals3561153416 

a-Grounded out for Gathright in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gomes 2 (8, Clement, Alvarez, A).
HR: Perez (11, 9th inning off Alvarez, A, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo; Crawford 2; Huff; Gomes 4; Lee 2; Gonzalez; Hall; Perez 4.
RBI: Gathright (11), Lee 2 (36), Perez (28), Cantu (91).
2-out RBI: Lee 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo.
GIDP: Gonzalez 2; Huff.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (37, 3rd base off Myers/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Cantu-Lugo-Lee).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3112011.325
Kapler, CF1000003.231
Renteria, SS5111000.289
Ortiz, DH4222001.297
a-Petagine, PH-DH1000000.308
Ramirez, M, LF3110110.289
b-Millar, PH-LF1000000.270
Nixon, RF3110100.290
Varitek, C3111112.300
Olerud, 1B4131000.312
Mueller, 3B4110013.302
Cora, 2B3121100.229
Totals35101384410 

a-Popped out for Ortiz in the 8th. b-Flied out for Ramirez, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mueller (30, Corcoran), Renteria (28, Miller), Nixon (23, Harper).
HR: Damon (9, 1st inning off McClung, 0 on, 0 out), Ortiz 2 (35, 1st inning off McClung, 0 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Harper, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 4; Renteria 2; Ortiz 8; Ramirez, M; Nixon 2; Varitek; Olerud 3; Mueller 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Damon 2 (65), Ortiz 2 (117), Cora (17), Renteria (53), Varitek (63), Olerud (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Kapler 2.
SF: Damon.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Damon (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Nixon (Crawford at 1st base).
DP: 4 (Nixon-Olerud, Renteria-Cora-Olerud, Myers-Renteria-Olerud, Mueller-Cora-Olerud).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McClung (L, 5-8)1.02220126.54
Corcoran 3.04441103.46
Miller 2.02112204.84
Harper 1.05331017.67
Colome 1.00000005.61
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clement (W, 12-3)5.03112304.27
Myers 1.00001003.19
Papelbon 1.02110003.60
Alvarez, A 1.164401115.43
Timlin 0.20000001.91

Corcoran pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.
Clement pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Miller.
IBB: Ramirez, M (by Miller).
HBP: Gomes (by Clement), Hall (by Papelbon).
Pitches-strikes: McClung 18-12, Corcoran 63-35, Miller 37-23, Harper 34-24, Colome 10-7, Clement 78-49, Myers 17-8, Papelbon 19-15, Alvarez, A 40-27, Timlin 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: McClung 2-0, Corcoran 4-4, Miller 2-2, Harper 1-2, Colome 1-2, Clement 5-7, Myers 3-0, Papelbon 2-1, Alvarez, A 2-1, Timlin 1-1.
Batters faced: McClung 5, Corcoran 13, Miller 10, Harper 9, Colome 3, Clement 19, Myers 3, Papelbon 6, Alvarez, A 10, Timlin 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller 2-2, Myers 1-0, Timlin 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 76 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:16 (1:43 delay, 0).
Att: 35,007.

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