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Sox pound out 15 hits
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Red Sox 12, Rays 4
Josh Beckett gave up four runs on seven hits over eight solid innings. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Blanked by James Shields on Sunday, Boston avenged that loss, chasing Shields in the fourth after he gave up seven runs. Jason Varitek drove in three, while three others had two RBIs to support Josh Beckett, who tossed eight strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (16-14)
Lost 2
Boston 12, Tampa Bay 4   BOS
Boston (19-13)
Won 2
May 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   4 8 0
Boston
3 1 1 2 0 2 0 3 X   12 15 0
Standings thru 5/3/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4121000.214
Crawford, LF4000011.290
Hinske, DH4110021.280
Pena, 1B4010000.214
Longoria, 3B4011000.239
Navarro, C4120012.372
Gross, RF2112200.188
Haynes, CF4000015.244
Bartlett, SS3000000.232
  Cannizaro, SS1000002.000
Totals344842511 

BATTING
2B: Hinske (6, Beckett).
HR: Gross (1, 2nd inning off Beckett, 1 on, 2 out), Iwamura (2, 8th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 5; Hinske 2; Pena; Longoria; Navarro 2; Gross 4.
RBI: Gross 2 (5), Longoria (11), Iwamura (8).
2-out RBI: Gross 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cannizaro.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gross (Varitek at 2nd base).
DP: (Iwamura-Pena).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4220111.293
Pedroia, 2B5231001.316
  Lowrie, 2B0000000.286
Ortiz, DH5232011.216
Ramirez, LF3212213.322
Lowell, 3B5110015.220
Youkilis, 1B2111300.291
Drew, RF4222103.280
Varitek, C4013014.256
  Cash, C0000000.313
Lugo, SS5011023.288
Totals371215127721 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz 2 (4, Shields, Shields), Lugo (5, Shields), Pedroia (13, Shields), Lowell (4, Howell), Ellsbury (2, Miller), Drew (3, Dohmann).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Pedroia 4; Ortiz 5; Ramirez; Lowell 2; Youkilis; Drew 3; Varitek; Lugo 2.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (24), Ramirez 2 (22), Pedroia (17), Lugo (8), Varitek 3 (11), Youkilis (16), Drew 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Lugo; Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Lowell; Ellsbury; Lugo 2; Ortiz.
GIDP: Varitek.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Pena at home).
DP: (Ramirez-Varitek).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (L, 3-2)3.210773303.80
Howell 2.12222103.79
Miller 1.01000202.08
Dohmann 1.02332105.27
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 3-2)8.07441524.19
Aardsma 1.01001002.87

WP: Shields.
HBP: Varitek (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 98-55, Howell 39-23, Miller 22-12, Dohmann 22-12, Beckett 100-68, Aardsma 28-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 5-3, Howell 6-0, Miller 0-1, Dohmann 0-1, Beckett 5-13, Aardsma 2-1.
Batters faced: Shields 24, Howell 11, Miller 4, Dohmann 6, Beckett 31, Aardsma 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 46 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:13.
Att: 37,700.

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