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Bay nearly saves day
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Rays 5, Red Sox 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka slips and falls trying to field a bunt. (AP)
The slim lead -- provided by Jason Bay's two-out two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth -- didn't faze the Red Sox with Jonathan Papelbon on the mound. But on a night Daisuke Matsuzaka made the bullpen come in to work early, the Rays got to the closer and sent Boston to a loss.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 09/08: BOS 3, TB 0
  • Tue. 09/09: TB 5, BOS 4
  • Wed. 09/10: vs TB, 7:05 PM ET
TB
Tampa Bay (86-57)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (85-59)
Lost 1
September 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 12 1
Boston
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   4 6 0
Standings thru 9/9/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .280
Zobrist, CF-LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .217
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 .245
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .274
  b-Ruggiano, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186
  c-Johnson, D, PH-DH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .256
Hinske, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .249
  a-Perez, F, PH-CF 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .182
Navarro, D, C 5 0 2 1 0 0 6 .299
Gross, RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .241
Bartlett, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 7 .281
Totals 38 5 12 5 5 6 28  

a-Walked for Hinske in the 7th. b-Batted for Floyd, C in the 9th. c-Homered for Ruggiano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (20, Matsuzaka), Perez, F (1, Papelbon), Navarro, D (24, Papelbon).
HR: Johnson, D (1, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D 3; Aybar, W 2; Johnson, D 4; Perez, F 2; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Floyd, C (36), Aybar, W (27), Bartlett (29), Johnson, D (1), Navarro, D (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 5; Navarro, D; Floyd, C 2.
SF: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 1-for-17.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Navarro, D (4, throw).
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .290
Lowrie, SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .272
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .327
Youkilis, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .315
Bay, LF 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 .291
Lowell, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .277
Kotsay, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .288
  1-Ellsbury, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
Bailey, DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
  a-Ortiz, D, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Totals 32 4 6 4 5 6 9  

a-Flied out for Bailey in the 7th.
1-Ran for Kotsay in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (38, Kazmir).
HR: Lowell (16, 4th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 2 out), Bay (29, 8th inning off Wheeler, D, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lowell 5; Crisp; Pedroia; Youkilis 2; Bay 4.
RBI: Youkilis (99), Lowell (72), Bay 2 (97).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Lowell; Bay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Pedroia; Crisp.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (45, 2nd base off Percival/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 2.99
Balfour (H, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.66
Wheeler, D (BS, 4)(W, 4-5) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 2.74
Percival (S, 28) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.79
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka 5.0 8 3 3 4 5 0 2.97
Lopez, Jav 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.67
Delcarmen 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.76
Okajima 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.93
Papelbon (BS, 5)(L, 5-4) 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 1.89

Matsuzaka pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Lopez, Jav pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Floyd, C (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 108-68, Balfour 11-8, Wheeler, D 19-11, Percival 19-10, Matsuzaka 102-61, Lopez, Jav 16-10, Delcarmen 14-8, Okajima 4-3, Papelbon 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 3-6, Balfour 0-3, Wheeler, D 2-0, Percival 0-1, Matsuzaka 4-3, Lopez, Jav 2-1, Delcarmen 3-2, Okajima 0-0, Papelbon 1-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Balfour 3, Wheeler, D 5, Percival 4, Matsuzaka 28, Lopez, Jav 5, Delcarmen 5, Okajima 1, Papelbon 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, Jav 1-0, Delcarmen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:40.
Att: 37,573.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 9, 2008
September 9, 2008

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