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Sox top Fish in finale
Red Sox 4, Marlins 3
Jon Lester pitched five innings on Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits. (Steve Mitchell/AP)
The Red Sox completed their dominating run over the NL East with a series-closing win over the Marlins on Sunday. Boston received solo homers from Kevin Youkilis, Jason Varitek and David Ortiz, and Jonathan Papelbon continued his remarkable rookie campaign with his 25th save.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 02, 2006
BOS
Boston (50-29)
Won 2
Boston 4, Florida 3   FLA
Florida (35-43)
Lost 2
July 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 5 2
Florida
1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   3 9 1
Standings thru 7/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Marlins Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 3B-1B4111012.312
Loretta, 2B3001000.317
Ortiz, 1B4111001.276
  Delcarmen, P0000000.000
  Papelbon, P0000000.000
Ramirez, LF3010110.309
Nixon, RF2000201.329
Varitek, C3111101.249
Crisp, CF3000011.272
  Timlin, P0000000.000
  Lowell, 3B0000000.308
Cora, SS3100000.297
Lester, P2000020.000
  Tavarez, P0000000.000
  Kapler, CF1010000.368
Totals28454456 

BATTING
HR: Youkilis (10, 1st inning off Johnson, 0 on, 0 out), Varitek (8, 2nd inning off Johnson, 0 on, 0 out), Ortiz (26, 3rd inning off Johnson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Youkilis 4; Ortiz 4; Ramirez; Varitek 4; Kapler.
RBI: Youkilis (40), Varitek (39), Ortiz (75), Loretta (34).
2-out RBI: Ortiz.
SF: Loretta.
GIDP: Crisp; Varitek.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Nixon (1, 2nd base by Johnson/Olivo), Ramirez (1, 2nd base by Johnson/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Ortiz (1, fielding), Youkilis (6, fielding).
DP: (Cora-Loretta-Ortiz).
Pickoffs: Lester (Abercrombie at 1st base).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS5121003.272
Uggla, 2B5010014.307
Cabrera, 3B5221004.344
Willingham, LF1000310.263
Helms, 1B3010113.257
  1-Amezaga, PR0000000.240
Olivo, C4011014.290
Borchard, RF4010104.228
Abercrombie, CF2010000.217
  a-Hermida, PH-CF1000003.299
Johnson, P2000110.045
  b-Jacobs, PH1000003.278
  Messenger, P0000000.000
  Tankersley, P0000000.000
  Kensing, P0000000.000
Totals333936528 

a-Popped out for Abercrombie in the 7th. b-Popped out for Johnson in the 7th.
1-Ran for Helms in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Abercrombie (11, Lester).
HR: Ramirez (4, 1st inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Cabrera (13, 7th inning off Tavarez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ramirez 5; Uggla; Cabrera 5; Helms; Olivo; Borchard; Abercrombie 2.
RBI: Ramirez (21), Olivo (32), Cabrera (55).
2-out RBI: Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olivo; Cabrera 2; Borchard; Uggla; Jacobs 2.
S: Helms; Olivo.
GIDP: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
PO: Abercrombie (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
E: Uggla (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Uggla-Ramirez-Helms 2).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.07223313.08
Tavarez (BS, 2)1.02111015.49
Timlin (W, 4-0)1.00001001.61
Delcarmen (H, 4)0.20000104.26
Papelbon (S, 25)1.10001100.43
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson 7.04334532.34
Messenger (L, 1-4)0.21100002.97
Tankersley 0.10000002.84
Kensing 1.00000003.13

Tavarez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Tavarez.
HBP: Abercrombie (by Lester), Willingham (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 99-54, Tavarez 24-12, Timlin 24-16, Delcarmen 7-6, Papelbon 22-15, Johnson 112-58, Messenger 10-8, Tankersley 7-4, Kensing 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 4-7, Tavarez 3-0, Timlin 1-2, Delcarmen 0-1, Papelbon 3-0, Johnson 6-8, Messenger 0-2, Tankersley 0-1, Kensing 2-1.
Batters faced: Lester 25, Tavarez 6, Timlin 5, Delcarmen 2, Papelbon 5, Johnson 25, Messenger 4, Tankersley 1, Kensing 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 1-0, Tankersley 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 22,840.

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