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Millar finds his inner cowboy
Rays drop third straight
Carl Crawford hit a three-run home run, and Julio Lugo and Travis Lee had solo blasts to help the Devil Rays jump on a Red Sox starter for the second consecutive night. But once again, the Rays couldn't hold their lead, and wound up dropping their third straight game at Fenway Park.
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Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 6
Kevin Millar's second home run of the night put the Red Sox up to stay. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sox blasts spark comeback
Kevin Millar launched two home runs, including the go-ahead two-run blast in the seventh, as the Red Sox came back to down the Devil Rays again. David Ortiz and Doug Mirabelli added solo blasts, while Tim Wakefield earned his team-leading 14th win.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2005
TB
Tampa Bay (55-79)
Lost 3
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 6   BOS
Boston (77-54)
Won 4
August 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 7 1
Boston
0 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 X   7 8 0
Standings through 8/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, J, SS4221000.301
Crawford, LF4113000.290
Cantu, 2B4000000.296
Lee, 1B4221000.284
Gomes, DH3010111.282
Gonzalez, 3B3001012.258
Hollins, RF3000011.259
a-Huff, PH1000000.261
Laforest, C3000020.238
Gathright, CF3110000.279
Totals32676154 

a-Grounded out for Hollins in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gomes (9, Wakefield), Lee (18, Timlin).
HR: Lugo, J (5, 1st inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford (13, 3rd inning off Wakefield, 2 on, 1 out), Lee (9, 3rd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo, J 5; Crawford 4; Lee 6; Gomes 2; Gathright.
RBI: Lugo, J (50), Crawford 3 (71), Lee (38), Gonzalez (31).
2-out RBI: Lee.
SF: Gonzalez.
GIDP: Hollins.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
E: Colome (1, throw).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4001001.322
Renteria, SS4010011.288
Ortiz, DH3111111.295
Ramirez, M, LF3100023.288
Millar, 1B4223012.272
Olerud, 1B0000000.319
Mirabelli, C2121200.234
Mueller, 3B4110013.302
Kapler, RF4110001.250
Cora, 2B3001102.225
Totals317874614 

BATTING
2B: Renteria (30, Fossum), Kapler (5, Fossum).
HR: Millar 2 (7, 2nd inning off Fossum, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Colome, 1 on, 2 out), Mirabelli (5, 4th inning off Fossum, 0 on, 0 out), Ortiz (36, 5th inning off Fossum, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Renteria 2; Ortiz 4; Millar 8; Mirabelli 5; Mueller; Kapler 2.
RBI: Millar 3 (45), Mirabelli (15), Cora (18), Damon (66), Ortiz (118).
2-out RBI: Millar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar; Mueller.
SF: Damon.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mirabelli (2, 2nd base off Colome/Laforest).

FIELDING
DP: (Mueller-Cora-Millar).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fossum (L, 8-11)6.27662534.92
Colome 0.21111115.77
Beimel 0.20001000.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 14-10)8.06551534.41
Timlin (S, 4)1.01110001.99

HBP: Renteria (by Fossum), Ramirez, M (by Fossum).
Pitches-strikes: Fossum 114-72, Colome 22-11, Beimel 11-6, Wakefield 101-71, Timlin 8-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Fossum 9-6, Colome 0-1, Beimel 1-1, Wakefield 12-7, Timlin 1-2.
Batters faced: Fossum 31, Colome 4, Beimel 3, Wakefield 30, Timlin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Colome 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 35,253.

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