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Kaz for celebration
Sox shut down in loss
The Red Sox had no answers for Scott Kazmir on Monday, managing just two hits off the Tampa Bay southpaw in a series-opening loss. Josh Beckett allowed seven hits (including three solo homers) in seven innings in dropping his fourth game of the year.
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Devil Rays 3, Red Sox 0
Scott Kazmir allowed just two hits in his first career shutout on Monday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Series at a glance:
Kazmir blanks Red Sox
A day after being named to his first All-Star team, Scott Kazmir was simply masterful on Monday against the Red Sox, allowing two hits and striking out 10 in his first career shutout. Ty Wigginton led the way on offense with two homers, and Russell Branyon added his 10th homer of the year.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 03, 2006
Boston (50-30)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0   TB
Tampa Bay (36-47)
Won 1
July 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X   3 8 2
Standings thru 7/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
Youkilis, 1B3000101.309
Loretta, 2B4000004.313
Ortiz, DH3000121.273
Ramirez, LF4010013.308
Varitek, C4000041.245
Lowell, 3B3000011.304
Kapler, RF4000002.304
Crisp, CF3000020.267
Gonzalez, SS3010000.269

2B: Ramirez (13, Kazmir).
TB: Ramirez 2; Gonzalez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2; Loretta; Kapler.
Team LOB: 7.

DP: 4 (Loretta-Youkilis 2, Beckett-Gonzalez-Youkilis, Loretta-Gonzalez).

Lugo, J, SS4000002.294
Crawford, LF4020010.320
Baldelli, CF4000012.353
Huff, 3B4010002.266
  Perez, 3B0000000.172
Cantu, 2B2010100.282
Gomes, DH2000102.249
Branyan, RF3111022.212
Wigginton, 1B3222010.259
Paul, C2010110.241

2B: Huff (11, Beckett).
HR: Wigginton 2 (15, 3rd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out), Branyan (10, 5th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crawford 2; Huff 2; Cantu; Branyan 4; Wigginton 8; Paul.
RBI: Wigginton 2 (48), Branyan (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Branyan.
GIDP: Lugo, J; Gomes.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Crawford (28, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Baldelli (1, 2nd base off Lopez, J/Varitek).

E: Lugo, J 2 (9, fielding, throw).

Beckett (L, 10-4)7.07333634.59
Lopez, J 1.01000004.26
Kazmir (W, 10-5)9.020021003.29

WP: Beckett.
HBP: Lowell (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 97-61, Lopez, J 12-8, Kazmir 120-84.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 11-4, Lopez, J 1-2, Kazmir 3-14.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Lopez, J 3, Kazmir 34.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:20.
Att: 26,149.

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