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Sox rally in sixth
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Red Sox 7, Rays 4
Manny Ramirez acknowledges the cheers before his first at-bat. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Clutch hits by Jason Varitek (RBI single) and Coco Crisp (two-run double) in a four-run sixth helped Justin Masterson pick up his second victory. Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew homered as Boston moved within a half-game of Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (35-23)
Lost 1
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4   BOS
Boston (36-25)
Won 1
June 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   4 7 1
Boston
0 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 X   7 7 0
Standings thru 6/3/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3111210.272
Navarro, C5000002.338
Upton, CF5220021.307
Pena, 1B3123001.227
Longoria, 3B3000112.237
Floyd, DH3000021.269
  a-Aybar, PH-DH1010000.273
Hinske, LF2000101.243
  b-Gomes, PH0000000.216
  c-Crawford, PH-LF1000002.275
Gross, RF4010032.229
Bartlett, SS4000004.243
Totals344744916 

a-Singled for Floyd in the 8th. b-Batted for Hinske in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Gomes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (16, Masterson), Pena (7, Masterson).
HR: Iwamura (4, 1st inning off Masterson, 0 on, 0 out), Pena (11, 6th inning off Masterson, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Upton 3; Pena 6; Aybar; Gross.
RBI: Iwamura (17), Pena 3 (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Bartlett 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (18, 2nd base off Masterson/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF2001100.284
Pedroia, 2B3000022.276
Youkilis, 1B3110012.305
Ramirez, DH4210003.295
Lowell, 3B4112012.284
Drew, RF3221100.296
Varitek, C4111011.269
Crisp, CF4012001.250
Lugo, SS2000101.275
  Cora, SS0000000.303
Totals297773512 

BATTING
2B: Drew (8, Garza), Crisp (10, Garza).
HR: Lowell (8, 2nd inning off Garza, 1 on, 0 out), Drew (6, 4th inning off Garza, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Youkilis; Ramirez; Lowell 4; Drew 6; Varitek; Crisp 2.
RBI: Lowell 2 (27), Drew (26), Varitek (21), Crisp 2 (13), Ellsbury (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo; Pedroia.
SF: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Ramirez 2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (28, 2nd base off Garza/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (L, 4-2)5.16752324.21
Balfour 0.20001100.00
Glover 2.01000104.34
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Masterson (W, 2-0)6.06442522.95
Delcarmen (H, 7)1.00001104.50
Lopez 0.01001003.10
Hansen (H, 3)1.00000105.27
Papelbon (S, 17)1.00000202.00

Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Pedroia (by Garza), Youkilis (by Garza), Pena (by Masterson).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 96-55, Balfour 14-7, Glover 28-16, Masterson 91-61, Delcarmen 16-8, Lopez 8-3, Hansen 10-7, Papelbon 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 8-5, Balfour 0-1, Glover 2-3, Masterson 7-6, Delcarmen 1-1, Lopez 0-0, Hansen 2-0, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Garza 26, Balfour 3, Glover 6, Masterson 27, Delcarmen 4, Lopez 2, Hansen 3, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-1, Hansen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 37,823.

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