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AL East lead increases
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Rays 3, Red Sox 1
Matt Garza has allowed a total of two runs -- one earned -- on six hits in his past two starts. (AP)
Matt Garza held the Red Sox to an unearned run in seven strong innings, and fill-in closer Grant Balfour shut the door to help the Rays extend their AL East lead to 2 1/2 games. Tampa Bay capitalized on a pair of wild pitches, with Dioner Navarro's first of two RBI singles the difference.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (50-36)
Lost 4
Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1   TB
Tampa Bay (51-32)
Won 3
July 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X   3 6 3
Standings thru 7/1/08  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4130000.275
Pedroia, 2B3010101.303
Drew, RF3001024.299
Ramirez, M, DH3000112.283
Lowell, 3B4000003.299
Youkilis, 1B4000010.308
Moss, LF4020010.262
Cora, SS4010002.273
Cash, C2000010.235
  a-Casey, PH0000000.358
  b-Varitek, PH-C2000021.220
Totals331712813 

a-Batted for Cash in the 8th. b-Struck out for Casey in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cora (5, Balfour).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Pedroia; Moss 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Drew (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M; Lowell 2; Varitek.
SF: Drew.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (35, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro).

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

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B3010100.276
Crawford, LF3100103.272
Upton, CF4000021.280
Pena, 1B3100100.226
Longoria, 3B3110112.268
Floyd, DH3000112.248
  1-Gomes, PR-DH0000000.204
Navarro, C4022000.316
Hinske, RF3010011.265
  Gross, RF1000012.234
Bartlett, SS3010001.253
Totals303625612 


1-Ran for Floyd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (7, Wakefield).
TB: Iwamura; Longoria; Navarro 2; Hinske; Bartlett 2.
RBI: Navarro 2 (33).
2-out RBI: Navarro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Floyd; Crawford; Gross.
GIDP: Crawford.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Longoria (5, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash), Bartlett (17, 3rd base off Wakefield/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Navarro (1, throw), Bartlett (10, throw).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 5-6)7.05213403.72
Hansen 0.20112104.74
Delcarmen 0.11000103.93
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (W, 7-4)7.05100303.47
Howell (H, 6)0.21001202.96
Balfour (S, 2)1.11001301.08

WP: Wakefield 2.
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 115-73, Hansen 20-9, Delcarmen 8-6, Garza 102-65, Howell 12-8, Balfour 31-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 8-9, Hansen 0-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Garza 4-14, Howell 0-0, Balfour 1-0.
Batters faced: Wakefield 29, Hansen 4, Delcarmen 2, Garza 26, Howell 4, Balfour 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 2-1, Balfour 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:56.
Att: 31,112.
July 1, 2008

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