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Relievers unravel
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Rays 7, Red Sox 6
Daisuke Matsuzaka went five innings and exited in line for the win. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The night should have belonged to Dustin Pedroia, who went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. Instead, Wednesday's game will be remembered for a seventh inning in which two relievers combined to allow six runs without recording an out, leading to Boston's sixth straight loss in Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (50-37)
Lost 5
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 6   TB
Tampa Bay (52-32)
Won 4
July 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1   6 10 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 X   7 9 2
Standings thru 7/2/08  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF4000004.267
Pedroia, 2B5342001.311
Drew, RF4121101.302
Ramirez, DH5101023.279
Lowell, 3B4010103.298
Youkilis, 1B2001201.306
Varitek, C4000134.216
Moss, LF4020010.277
Lugo, SS3110102.270
Totals3561056619 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia 2 (25, Kazmir, Glover).
3B: Pedroia (1, Kazmir), Drew (3, Kazmir).
HR: Pedroia (9, 1st inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 11; Drew 4; Lowell; Moss 2; Lugo.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (39), Ramirez (53), Drew (51), Youkilis (51).
2-out RBI: Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo 2; Lowell; Varitek 2; Drew.
SF: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lowell (2, 2nd base by Wheeler/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5111013.275
Crawford, LF4130100.277
Upton, CF3200204.278
Pena, 1B3101221.223
Longoria, 3B4133000.275
Floyd, DH1000100.245
  a-Aybar, PH-DH2000003.259
Navarro, C3000124.312
Hinske, RF1000110.264
  b-Gomes, PH-RF1000011.202
  c-Gross, PH-RF1000013.233
Bartlett, SS4122011.256
Totals327978920 

a-Popped out for Floyd in the 6th. b-Struck out for Hinske in the 6th. c-Struck out for Gomes in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (8, Delcarmen), Longoria (21, Hansen).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 3; Longoria 4; Bartlett 3.
RBI: Longoria 3 (50), Iwamura (24), Pena (38), Bartlett 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Bartlett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro 2; Upton 2; Pena; Iwamura.
GIDP: Upton.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton 2 (25, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Crawford (21, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Bartlett (18, 3rd base off Delcarmen/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Iwamura (2, throw), Bartlett (11, throw).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka 5.02115503.12
Okajima (H, 15)1.01000203.06
Delcarmen 0.03330004.72
Hansen (BS, 2)(L, 1-3)0.01332005.84
Aardsma 0.10001002.89
Lopez 1.22000202.20
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 5.07444312.63
Miller 1.01000003.74
Glover (W, 1-2)1.21112203.45
Wheeler (S, 3)1.11100101.82

Delcarmen pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Hansen pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Kazmir, Glover.
IBB: Navarro (by Aardsma), Youkilis (by Kazmir), Youkilis (by Glover).
HBP: Ellsbury (by Miller).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 101-55, Okajima 19-13, Delcarmen 17-9, Hansen 13-4, Aardsma 9-3, Lopez 24-15, Kazmir 107-62, Miller 14-10, Glover 33-19, Wheeler 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 4-6, Okajima 0-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Hansen 0-0, Aardsma 1-0, Lopez 3-0, Kazmir 7-4, Miller 0-3, Glover 1-2, Wheeler 0-2.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 22, Okajima 4, Delcarmen 3, Hansen 3, Aardsma 2, Lopez 6, Kazmir 25, Miller 5, Glover 8, Wheeler 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Hansen 2-2, Aardsma 2-0, Lopez 3-2, Glover 1-0, Wheeler 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:55.
Att: 36,048.

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