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Sox stuck playing catch-up
Devil Rays 8, Red Sox 7
David Wells wipes his brow as he struggles during the third inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
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For the second straight game, a Red Sox starter exited quickly as David Wells lasted just 2 2/3 innings Monday and the team's rally fell a run short. As a result of the loss, Boston's lead shrank to a half-game over New York in the American League East race.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 19, 2005
BOS
Boston (87-63)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 8, Boston 7   TB
Tampa Bay (63-88)
Won 2
September 19, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1   7 11 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 X   8 18 1
Standings through 9/19/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220003.319
Renteria, SS4111002.274
Ortiz, DH4124022.298
Ramirez, M, LF5000022.284
Varitek, C2000200.280
Millar, 1B3100104.275
Machado, RF0000000.333
Mueller, 3B3110100.294
Graffanino, 2B1110000.311
Cora, 2B3022001.226
Hyzdu, RF3020001.194
a-Olerud, PH-1B1000011.311
Totals3471174516 

a-Struck out for Hyzdu in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Damon (34, Hendrickson), Ortiz (38, Miller).
3B: Cora (4, Hendrickson).
HR: Ortiz (44, 9th inning off Baez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 3; Renteria; Ortiz 6; Mueller; Graffanino; Cora 4; Hyzdu 2.
RBI: Ortiz 4 (136), Renteria (62), Cora 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Cora 2; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hyzdu; Millar.
SF: Ortiz; Renteria.
GIDP: Millar 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cora (2, 2nd base by Borowski/Hall).

FIELDING
E: Renteria (29, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ramirez, M (Gomes at home).
DP: (Renteria-Cora-Millar).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4010112.293
Crawford, LF4230103.303
Cantu, 2B5122004.289
Gomes, DH5221012.285
Perez, 1B4120022.264
Gathright, CF1000011.280
Huff, RF5122001.257
Gonzalez, 3B4131000.264
Hall, C2011010.283
Hollins, CF3011002.255
a-Lee, PH-1B1010000.272
Totals3881882617 

a-Singled for Hollins in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (19, Wells), Gomes (11, Harville), Crawford (33, Papelbon).
HR: Cantu (26, 6th inning off Papelbon, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo; Crawford 4; Cantu 5; Gomes 3; Perez 2; Huff 2; Gonzalez 4; Hall; Hollins; Lee.
RBI: Huff 2 (86), Gonzalez (35), Hall (47), Hollins (45), Cantu 2 (107), Gomes (48).
2-out RBI: Hollins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Crawford 2; Cantu 2.
S: Hall.
SF: Hall.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (45, 2nd base off Bradford/Varitek).
CS: Huff (5, 2nd base by Harville/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Lugo (23, throw).
DP: 3 (Gonzalez-Cantu-Perez, Hall-Lugo, Lugo-Cantu-Perez).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells 2.210442104.49
Harville (L, 0-3)1.12110004.70
Hansen 1.00000200.00
Papelbon 1.02220213.21
Bradford 1.13110003.98
Myers 0.21000103.51
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendrickson (W, 10-7)6.18663206.14
Miller 0.01000004.43
Colome (H, 2)0.20001105.03
Borowski (H, 20)1.01000103.35
Baez (S, 38)1.01110112.90

Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Wells.
Pitches-strikes: Wells 76-48, Harville 19-12, Hansen 19-13, Papelbon 25-18, Bradford 24-17, Myers 11-7, Hendrickson 104-71, Miller 1-1, Colome 14-7, Borowski 12-8, Baez 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 4-3, Harville 1-2, Hansen 0-1, Papelbon 0-1, Bradford 4-0, Myers 0-0, Hendrickson 11-6, Miller 0-0, Colome 0-1, Borowski 1-0, Baez 2-0.
Batters faced: Wells 20, Harville 5, Hansen 3, Papelbon 5, Bradford 7, Myers 2, Hendrickson 29, Miller 1, Colome 3, Borowski 3, Baez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Harville 3-0, Myers 1-0, Miller 2-2, Colome 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:32.
Att: 16,124.

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