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BoSox offense sputters
Devil Rays 5, Red Sox 2
Matt Clement did not have his best stuff, but pitched six solid innings. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Despite right-hander Matt Clement's struggles, the Red Sox still had several opportunities to come back into the game, but the lineup was unable to produce in two bases-loaded situations. Boston did score two late runs in the eighth inning, but ultimately fell in the series opener.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 28, 2006
BOS
Boston (13-10)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2   TB
Tampa Bay (10-13)
Won 1
April 28, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 7 1
Tampa Bay
2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 4/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B2010300.304
Loretta, 2B5000016.219
Ortiz, DH4010005.292
Ramirez, M, LF1000302.282
Varitek, C4010106.250
Lowell, 3B5120005.296
Nixon, RF4111114.310
Pena, CF4000017.256
Gonzalez, SS2000110.194
a-Snow, PH1011000.158
1-Cora, PR-SS0000000.235
Totals322729435 

a-Singled for Gonzalez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Snow in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lowell (11, Camp), Nixon (5, Camp).
3B: Varitek (1, Fossum).
TB: Youkilis; Ortiz; Varitek 3; Lowell 3; Nixon 2; Snow.
RBI: Nixon (10), Snow (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 5; Varitek 2; Ortiz; Nixon.
GIDP: Ramirez, M; Lowell.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Nixon (Wigginton at 2nd base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF2101100.233
Crawford, LF4011001.256
Gomes, RF2100222.280
Hollins, RF0000000.293
Wigginton, 2B4112013.293
Hall, C4020000.359
Norton, DH3010111.250
1-Green, PR-DH0000000.088
Lee, 1B3001103.188
Burroughs, 3B3100113.000
Perez, T, SS3110010.213
Totals285656613 


1-Ran for Norton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wigginton (5, Clement).
TB: Crawford; Wigginton 2; Hall 2; Norton; Perez, T.
RBI: Wigginton 2 (24), Gathright (5), Crawford (10), Lee (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Burroughs.
S: Gathright.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Green (3, 2nd base by Papelbon/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Burroughs-Wigginton-Lee, Perez, T-Wigginton-Lee).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clement (L, 2-2)6.05546406.14
Timlin 1.00000101.93
Papelbon 1.01000100.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fossum (W, 1-1)6.03005206.11
Orvella 1.00002101.42
Camp 0.14220004.09
Miceli (H, 2)0.20002005.59
Walker (S, 1)1.000001012.79

Fossum pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Miceli pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Clement.
HBP: Ortiz (by Fossum), Ramirez, M (by Fossum).
Pitches-strikes: Clement 103-57, Timlin 15-10, Papelbon 15-10, Fossum 106-51, Orvella 25-13, Camp 11-7, Miceli 17-6, Walker 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clement 11-2, Timlin 0-2, Papelbon 0-1, Fossum 10-6, Orvella 1-1, Camp 1-0, Miceli 1-1, Walker 2-0.
Batters faced: Clement 29, Timlin 3, Papelbon 3, Fossum 27, Orvella 5, Camp 5, Miceli 4, Walker 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Orvella 1-0, Miceli 2-0, Walker 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:56.
Att: 22,565.

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