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Rays washed away
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Red Sox 7, Rays 3
Evan Longoria (left) is out at home as Jason Varitek holds up the ball. (Charles Krupa/AP)
There would be no repeat of last weekend's sweep of the Red Sox, as the Rays were bogged down on a soggy night in Boston. Starter Edwin Jackson slipped up in the fourth inning, allowing five runs to cross the plate, effectively sealing the Rays' fate.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (16-13)
Lost 1
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3   BOS
Boston (18-13)
Won 1
May 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0   3 7 0
Boston
0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 X   7 13 1
Standings thru 5/2/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4011001.204
Crawford, LF4021110.299
Gomes, DH3000124.237
Pena, 1B4020013.212
Longoria, 3B3000125.238
Hinske, RF3000101.282
Navarro, C4000023.359
Gross, CF2000002.177
  a-Ruggiano, PH-CF2100000.250
Bartlett, SS3220100.240
Totals323725819 

a-Reached on error for Gross in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Crawford (3, Buchholz), Bartlett (3, Lopez).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 3; Pena 2; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Iwamura (7), Crawford (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria 2; Navarro.
SF: Iwamura.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF3111201.282
Pedroia, 2B5133002.305
Ortiz, DH4011104.198
Ramirez, LF5000036.321
Lowell, 3B4020010.222
Youkilis, 1B3000111.287
Moss, RF4221013.286
Varitek, C4121002.256
Lugo, SS3220101.293
Totals3571375620 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (4, Jackson), Pedroia (12, Jackson), Lowell (3, Jackson), Varitek (6, Hammel).
HR: Moss (2, 4th inning off Jackson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 4; Ortiz; Lowell 3; Moss 5; Varitek 3; Lugo 3.
RBI: Pedroia 3 (16), Moss (3), Ellsbury (12), Ortiz (22), Varitek (8).
2-out RBI: Pedroia 3; Moss; Ellsbury; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 3; Ortiz.
GIDP: Varitek; Pedroia.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (9, 2nd base off Jackson/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Lugo (8, throw).
Outfield assists: Moss (Longoria at home).
DP: (Lowell-Youkilis-Varitek).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 2-3)4.09663414.98
Birkins 2.01001101.13
Hammel 2.03111104.85
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (W, 2-2)5.15114603.71
Lopez 1.11200003.75
Delcarmen (H, 3)0.11001106.00
Okajima (H, 4)1.00000000.79
Papelbon 1.00000101.93

Jackson pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Buchholz.
IBB: Ellsbury (by Hammel).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 87-49, Birkins 21-11, Hammel 44-26, Buchholz 96-60, Lopez 19-14, Delcarmen 13-7, Okajima 9-7, Papelbon 7-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 3-5, Birkins 4-1, Hammel 4-1, Buchholz 2-6, Lopez 2-2, Delcarmen 0-0, Okajima 0-3, Papelbon 2-0.
Batters faced: Jackson 24, Birkins 6, Hammel 10, Buchholz 23, Lopez 6, Delcarmen 3, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Birkins 2-0, Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 49 degrees, rain.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:16 (2:27 delay).
Att: 37,541.

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