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Nixon not a crook, but steals W
Borowski's blip sinks Rays
Scott Kazmir nearly came away with another victory against the Red Sox, but those hopes were dashed when reliever Joe Borowski allowed the Red Sox to tie the game in the eighth, ending his 21-inning scoreless streak. Julio Lugo, Carl Crawford and Jorge Cantu each had three hits.
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Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 6
Trot Nixon follows through on his game-winning single in the ninth inning. (Steven Senne/AP)
Series at a glance:
Red Sox ride comeback trail
Trot Nixon delivered a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning, completing Boston's comeback from an early five-run deficit on Tuesday night. Curt Schilling settled into a groove after allowing four runs in the second inning.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
DET
CLE
PPD
TB
Tampa Bay (55-78)
Lost 2
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 6   BOS
Boston (76-54)
Won 3
August 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   6 13 0
Boston
0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1   7 11 0
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5231002.299
Crawford, LF4131000.290
Cantu, 2B5132002.299
Huff, RF5000023.262
Gomes, DH4000031.282
Lee, 1B4011000.281
Gonzalez, 3B3110102.261
Hall, C4021001.285
Gathright, CF4100003.277
Totals3861361514 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (28, Schilling), Gonzalez (15, Schilling), Crawford (26, Schilling), Cantu 2 (35, Schilling, Myers).
3B: Lugo (5, Schilling).
TB: Lugo 6; Crawford 4; Cantu 5; Lee; Gonzalez 2; Hall 2.
RBI: Cantu 2 (93), Hall (41), Lugo (49), Crawford (68), Lee (37).
2-out RBI: Lugo; Crawford; Cantu; Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Cantu; Gonzalez.
S: Crawford.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lugo-Cantu-Lee 2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Graffanino, 2B3100103.308
Renteria, SS4012121.288
Ortiz, DH4100103.294
Ramirez, M, LF5020002.290
Varitek, C2110301.301
Millar, 1B3110003.270
a-Damon, PH-CF1100103.324
Nixon, RF5122012.292
Mueller, 3B3112001.302
Kapler, CF3020011.250
b-Olerud, PH-1B1011000.319
Totals3471177420 

a-Walked for Millar in the 8th. b-Singled for Kapler in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mueller (31, Kazmir), Renteria (29, Kazmir), Millar (21, Kazmir), Kapler (4, Kazmir), Nixon (24, Borowski).
TB: Renteria 2; Ramirez, M 2; Varitek; Millar 2; Nixon 3; Mueller 2; Kapler 3; Olerud.
RBI: Renteria 2 (55), Nixon 2 (56), Mueller 2 (57), Olerud (23).
2-out RBI: Nixon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M; Graffanino; Millar; Varitek.
SF: Mueller.
GIDP: Ortiz; Graffanino.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Renteria (9, 2nd base off Orvella/Hall).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Nixon (Hall at home).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 5.26443304.20
Orvella (H, 13)1.11001003.30
Borowski (BS, 2)(L, 1-1)1.12332102.97
Baez 0.12001002.70
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling 6.09551406.96
Myers 0.21110003.41
Bradford 0.11000002.65
Delcarmen 1.02000004.76
Timlin (W, 6-2)1.00000101.88

HBP: Graffanino (by Kazmir), Gomes (by Bradford).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 89-52, Orvella 22-14, Borowski 29-14, Baez 15-9, Schilling 97-68, Myers 15-10, Bradford 9-5, Delcarmen 15-9, Timlin 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 10-4, Orvella 1-3, Borowski 3-0, Baez 0-1, Schilling 8-6, Myers 1-1, Bradford 1-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Timlin 0-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 26, Orvella 6, Borowski 7, Baez 4, Schilling 28, Myers 3, Bradford 3, Delcarmen 4, Timlin 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Baez 1-1, Bradford 1-1.
EjectionsTampa Bay Devil Rays Bench Coach John McLaren ejected by HP umpire Ed Montague. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 71 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 3:26.
Att: 35,101.

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