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Papi power rules again
Ortiz goes deep twice
David Ortiz put the Sox on his back again with two long homers -- including the go-ahead shot in the eighth. Curt Schilling went seven gritty innings for his 14th win, and Javy Lopez made his Boston debut in place of Doug Mirabelli, who injured his left ankle.
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Red Sox 3, Devil Rays 2
David Ortiz watches the flight of his go-ahead homer in the eighth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays nipped by Sox
The Rays were burned by David Ortiz on Friday at the Trop, as the All-Star slugger belted two homers, including the eventual game-winner. Both of Tampa Bay's runs came via the long ball, as Damon Hollins and Carl Crawford each belted solo shots.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 04, 2006
BOS
Boston (65-43)
Won 1
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (45-65)
Lost 1
August 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0   3 8 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 1
Standings thru 8/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF5020000.279
Loretta, 2B4120003.304
Ortiz, DH3222101.289
Ramirez, LF3010121.317
Youkilis, 1B3001021.296
Pena, RF4000023.317
  Kapler, RF0000000.271
Cora, 3B4010021.291
Mirabelli, C0000000.183
  a-Lopez, J, PH-C4000011.261
Gonzalez, SS3000000.288
Totals333832911 

a-Struck out for Mirabelli in the 3rd.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz 2 (39, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off McClung, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crisp 2; Loretta 2; Ortiz 8; Ramirez; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (107), Youkilis (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Pena; Loretta 2.
SF: Youkilis.
GIDP: Lopez, J.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (13, 2nd base off McClung/Navarro).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kapler (Lee at 2nd base).
DP: (Loretta-Youkilis).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hollins, CF4111011.228
Crawford, LF4131001.309
Cantu, DH4010012.251
Lee, 1B4020001.210
Norton, RF2010100.267
Navarro, C3000111.267
Upton, 3B4010023.267
Perez, 2B4000025.221
Zobrist, SS4010000.071
Totals3321022714 

BATTING
HR: Hollins (13, 1st inning off Schilling, 0 on, 0 out), Crawford (15, 3rd inning off Schilling, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hollins 4; Crawford 6; Cantu; Lee 2; Norton; Upton; Zobrist.
RBI: Hollins (26), Crawford (57).
2-out RBI: Crawford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez 3.
S: Norton.
GIDP: Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Perez (7, pickoff).
DP: (Perez-Zobrist-Lee).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Schilling (W, 14-4)7.09222423.78
Delcarmen (H, 11)1.01000103.93
Papelbon (S, 30)1.00000200.49
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields 5.15222715.28
Camp (BS, 2)1.10000204.41
McClung (L, 3-11)0.23110016.75
Lugo 1.20000004.69

WP: Shields 3.
IBB: Navarro (by Schilling), Ortiz (by Shields), Ramirez (by Shields).
HBP: Gonzalez (by Camp).
Pitches-strikes: Schilling 102-73, Delcarmen 15-9, Papelbon 11-9, Shields 100-65, Camp 12-11, McClung 24-16, Lugo 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schilling 11-5, Delcarmen 0-1, Papelbon 0-1, Shields 5-4, Camp 0-2, McClung 0-2, Lugo 2-3.
Batters faced: Schilling 30, Delcarmen 3, Papelbon 3, Shields 22, Camp 5, McClung 5, Lugo 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 3-1, McClung 1-0, Lugo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:58.
Att: 27,871.

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