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Sox hold on for sweep
Rays make it interesting
Trailing in the ninth, the Rays took advantage of some Boston generosity and nearly won. Jonny Gomes scored on a bases-loaded passed ball, then Joey Gathright and Julio walked with the bags still full. Carl Crawford knocked in a run, but Gathright was thrown out at home trying to tie it.
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Red Sox 5, Devil Rays 4
Doug Mirabelli tags Joey Gathright to record the final out of the game. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Win almost gets away
A masterful Tim Wakefield had the Sox ahead going into the ninth. Terry Francona, who'd declared that Jonathan Papelbon and Keith Foulke would not be used, held firm, turning to Rudy Seanez and Julian Tavarez, who combined to allow four runs before finally ending the game.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 28, 2006
Tampa Bay (21-30)
Lost 4
Boston 5, Tampa Bay 4   BOS
Boston (30-18)
Won 4
May 28, 2006
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4   4 6 1
0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 X   5 11 0
Standings thru 5/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Lugo, J, SS4011101.286
Crawford, LF5021002.297
Gomes, DH2100201.265
Wigginton, 2B4000012.262
Branyan, RF4000021.183
Lee, 1B3110100.203
Paul, C3110101.333
Perez, 3B3000011.167
a-Norton, PH1100010.306
Gathright, CF3011110.205

a-Struck out for Perez in the 9th.

2B: Paul (4, Wakefield), Lugo, J (8, Wakefield).
TB: Lugo, J 2; Crawford 2; Lee; Paul 2; Gathright.
RBI: Gathright (10), Lugo, J (5), Crawford (22).
2-out RBI: Gathright; Lugo, J; Crawford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Gomes; Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Gathright (11, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Crawford (20, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).
PO: Crawford (2nd base by Wakefield).

E: Hendrickson (1, throw).

Crisp, CF5111005.310
Loretta, 2B5023010.313
Ortiz, DH4010100.270
Youkilis, 1B5110004.320
Lowell, 3B4010002.324
Mirabelli, C2000210.156
Nixon, RF3021100.307
Gonzalez, SS4110006.227
Harris, LF3220001.176

2B: Harris (1, Hendrickson), Loretta (12, Hendrickson).
TB: Crisp; Loretta 3; Ortiz; Youkilis; Lowell; Nixon 2; Gonzalez; Harris 3.
RBI: Nixon (26), Loretta 3 (25), Crisp (1).
2-out RBI: Nixon; Crisp; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp 3; Gonzalez 2; Lowell; Youkilis.
Team LOB: 11.

PB: Mirabelli (5).
Outfield assists: Harris (Gathright at home).
Pickoffs: Wakefield (Crawford at 2nd base).

Hendrickson (L, 3-5)5.28553203.98
Camp 1.13001002.70
Walker 1.00000007.32
Wakefield (W, 4-6)8.05001404.07
Seanez 0.20303105.12
Tavarez (S, 1)0.11102104.57

HBP: Harris (by Camp).
Pitches-strikes: Hendrickson 109-68, Camp 32-19, Walker 8-5, Wakefield 108-70, Seanez 35-18, Tavarez 19-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hendrickson 7-8, Camp 2-2, Walker 1-2, Wakefield 13-6, Seanez 0-1, Tavarez 0-0.
Batters faced: Hendrickson 28, Camp 9, Walker 3, Wakefield 29, Seanez 5, Tavarez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 2-2, Tavarez 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:54.
Att: 36,015.

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