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Ace's debut spoiled
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Red Sox 7, Rays 3
Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-5 and drove in one run on Sunday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Scott Kazmir's first start this season didn't go as planned, allowing four runs on six hits over four innings. Carlos Pena hit a solo homer in the sixth, and Akinori Iwamura added an RBI triple in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (16-15)
Lost 3
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3   BOS
Boston (20-13)
Won 3
May 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0   3 8 1
Boston
1 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 X   7 11 1
Standings thru 5/4/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5121003.221
Crawford, LF5011012.287
Upton, CF3000111.286
Pena, 1B4111033.215
Longoria, 3B4010002.239
Gomes, DH3000111.226
Hinske, RF4010002.279
Riggans, C2000100.222
  a-Navarro, PH-C1000001.364
Bartlett, SS4120011.243
Totals353833716 

a-Grounded out for Riggans in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Iwamura (1, Delcarmen).
HR: Pena (7, 6th inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford; Pena 4; Longoria; Hinske; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Pena (17), Iwamura (9), Crawford (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Iwamura.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Riggans (3, throw).
PB: Riggans 2 (2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4210116.291
Pedroia, 2B4111115.314
Youkilis, 1B4234001.307
Ramirez, DH5011012.317
Lowell, 3B4000022.204
Varitek, C4020021.267
Drew, RF3000113.271
Crisp, CF3120100.308
Lugo, SS3110114.290
Totals3471165924 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis 2 (9, Kazmir, Dohmann), Ramirez (10, Kazmir), Varitek (7, Wheeler), Lugo (6, Miller).
HR: Youkilis (3, 7th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Youkilis 8; Ramirez 2; Varitek 3; Crisp 2; Lugo 2.
RBI: Youkilis 4 (20), Ramirez (23), Pedroia (18).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Ellsbury; Drew 2; Youkilis; Pedroia; Ramirez.
SF: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (5, 2nd base off Kazmir/Riggans), Pedroia (4, 2nd base off Kazmir/Riggans), Ellsbury 2 (11, 2nd base off Dohmann/Navarro, 3rd base off Kazmir/Riggans), Lugo (4, 3rd base off Dohmann/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Lugo (9, fielding).
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 0-1)4.06433506.75
Birkins 2.01001200.90
Wheeler 1.02110111.69
Miller 0.11221004.00
Dohmann 0.21000105.02
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 2-2)6.04113513.94
Delcarmen (H, 4)0.12220007.30
Okajima (H, 5)1.12000200.71
Papelbon (S, 9)1.10000001.76

WP: Kazmir.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 90-55, Birkins 32-21, Wheeler 20-12, Miller 9-5, Dohmann 12-8, Lester 112-72, Delcarmen 19-14, Okajima 23-15, Papelbon 15-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 4-3, Birkins 2-2, Wheeler 1-1, Miller 0-1, Dohmann 0-1, Lester 8-5, Delcarmen 1-0, Okajima 2-0, Papelbon 4-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 21, Birkins 8, Wheeler 5, Miller 3, Dohmann 3, Lester 25, Delcarmen 3, Okajima 6, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 2-2, Okajima 1-1, Papelbon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 49 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:39.
Att: 37,091.

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