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Comeback thwarted
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Rays 5, Red Sox 4
Justin Masterson, who fell to 4-2, gave up four runs and walked five in six innings. (AP)
Attempting to regain the AL East's top spot, the Sox fell behind early and nearly came all the way back, but couldn't push the tying run across in the ninth. J.D. Drew ripped his 12th homer of June, but Justin Masterson and the 'pen combined to walk eight, which led to four Rays runs.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (50-35)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4   TB
Tampa Bay (50-32)
Won 2
June 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2   4 8 1
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 6/30/08  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4000000.268
Pedroia, 2B4110010.303
Drew, RF4111001.303
Ramirez, DH3000120.286
Lowell, 3B4131000.304
Youkilis, 1B4110013.312
Moss, LF3021110.246
Varitek, C3001012.222
Lugo, SS4000003.269
Totals33484269 

BATTING
2B: Lowell (19, Percival), Moss (3, Percival).
HR: Drew (16, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia; Drew 4; Lowell 4; Youkilis; Moss 3.
RBI: Lowell (47), Drew (49), Moss (8), Varitek (26).
2-out RBI: Lowell; Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Lugo 2.
SF: Varitek.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Moss (1, 2nd base by Shields/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Lopez (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lugo-Pedroia-Youkilis, Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Upton, CF5111014.284
Crawford, LF4100101.274
Aybar, 2B1110100.264
Pena, 1B3011102.229
Longoria, 3B3000112.267
Hinske, DH2000120.264
  a-Gomes, PH-DH1001002.204
Navarro, C3100103.313
Gross, RF2122200.235
Bartlett, SS4010011.252
Totals285658515 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Hinske in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pena (9, Masterson).
HR: Upton (6, 1st inning off Masterson, 0 on, 0 out), Gross (6, 4th inning off Masterson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Upton 4; Aybar; Pena 2; Gross 5; Bartlett.
RBI: Upton (41), Gross 2 (22), Pena (37), Gomes (15).
2-out RBI: Gross 2; Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Upton; Navarro; Crawford.
S: Aybar.
GIDP: Navarro; Upton.
Team LOB: 9.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Masterson (L, 4-2)6.05445523.75
Smith, C 0.10113002.84
Lopez 1.21000002.32
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 6-5)6.15221513.70
Miller 0.00001003.92
Balfour (H, 1)0.20000001.17
Wheeler (H, 20)1.00000001.88
Percival (H, 2)0.23220103.54
Howell (S, 2)0.10000003.00

Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Aybar (by Masterson).
Pitches-strikes: Masterson 105-57, Smith, C 17-5, Lopez 21-17, Shields 104-66, Miller 7-3, Balfour 7-5, Wheeler 7-5, Percival 16-9, Howell 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Masterson 8-5, Smith, C 1-0, Lopez 5-0, Shields 7-6, Miller 0-0, Balfour 1-1, Wheeler 0-3, Percival 0-1, Howell 0-1.
Batters faced: Masterson 28, Smith, C 4, Lopez 6, Shields 24, Miller 1, Balfour 2, Wheeler 3, Percival 5, Howell 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 3-1, Miller 1-0, Balfour 2-0, Howell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:55.
Att: 34,145.

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