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Another heartbreaker
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Rays 4, Red Sox 2
Justin Masterson worked two scoreless innings in relief for the Red Sox. (Elsa/Getty Images)
The Red Sox watched the series slip away on home turf, but they put up a fight against the AL East-leading Rays. After leaving runners in scoring position in the ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th, Mike Timlin gave up the difference-making shot to Carlos Pena in the top of the 14th.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (87-57)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (85-60)
Lost 2
September 10, 2008
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Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   4 12 2
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 9/10/08  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 .280
Johnson, D, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .250
  a-Baldelli, PH-LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .296
  Ruggiano, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186
Pena, C, 1B 6 1 2 3 1 3 1 .247
Floyd, C, DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .274
  b-Zobrist, PH-DH 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .220
Aybar, W, 3B 6 0 2 1 1 1 3 .258
Hinske, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .246
  Perez, F, CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .154
Navarro, D, C 6 0 1 0 0 3 6 .297
Gross, CF-RF 6 0 1 0 0 1 5 .240
Bartlett, SS 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 .280
Totals 52 4 12 4 7 14 25  

a-Lined out for Johnson, D in the 7th. b-Walked for Floyd, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (30, Beckett), Bartlett (21, Beckett), Pena, C (21, Okajima), Gross (15, Delcarmen), Zobrist (6, Lopez, Jav).
3B: Aybar, W (2, Beckett).
HR: Pena, C (28, 14th inning off Timlin, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Floyd, C; Pena, C 6; Baldelli; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Aybar, W 4; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Aybar, W (28), Pena, C 3 (88).
2-out RBI: Pena, C 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 3; Pena, C; Floyd, C 2; Bartlett; Navarro, D.
GIDP: Perez, F.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bartlett (6, 2nd base by Masterson/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (14, throw), Iwamura (7, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 7 1 1 0 0 1 8 .262
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .328
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 2 1 4 .265
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 0 1 2 1 3 .313
Bay, LF 7 0 0 0 0 3 7 .287
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .275
  2-Cora, PR-SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .288
Kotsay, RF 6 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
Lowrie, SS-3B 5 1 2 0 1 2 1 .275
Varitek, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .226
  1-Crisp, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
  Cash, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
  a-Carter, C, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .750
  Ross, D, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232
Totals 48 2 8 2 7 11 34  

a-Singled for Cash in the 9th.
1-Ran for Varitek in the 7th. 2-Ran for Lowell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia 2 (47, Sonnanstine, Bradford), Lowrie (20, Sonnanstine), Ellsbury (16, Percival).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowrie 3; Carter, C; Pedroia 4; Varitek; Kotsay.
RBI: Pedroia (78), Youkilis (100).
2-out RBI: Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Ellsbury 2; Bay; Cora 2.
SAC: Ortiz, D.
SF: Youkilis.
GIDP: Ellsbury, Youkilis.
Team RISP: 1-for-15.
Team LOB: 16.

FIELDING
DP: (Cora-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 7.0 4 1 0 0 7 0 4.47
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.70
Balfour 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.63
Bradford 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.03
Howell 2.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2.44
Miller, T (W, 2-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26
Percival 0.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 5.01
Hammel (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.64
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 4.10
Okajima 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.88
Masterson 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.12
Delcarmen 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.65
Lopez, Jav 2.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.56
Timlin (L, 4-4) 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 1 6.09

Percival pitched to 3 batters in the 14th.
Okajima pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Perez, F (by Masterson), Ortiz, D (by Bradford).
HBP: Youkilis (by Sonnanstine), Pedroia (by Sonnanstine), Pedroia (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 96-64, Wheeler, D 17-9, Balfour 21-13, Bradford 12-8, Howell 37-18, Miller, T 7-6, Percival 11-3, Hammel 14-7, Beckett 84-55, Okajima 22-12, Masterson 30-15, Delcarmen 27-19, Lopez, Jav 31-18, Timlin 19-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 7-7, Wheeler, D 1-1, Balfour 1-1, Bradford 2-0, Howell 2-1, Miller, T 0-0, Percival 0-0, Hammel 0-2, Beckett 5-3, Okajima 2-0, Masterson 2-1, Delcarmen 3-1, Lopez, Jav 4-0, Timlin 1-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 28, Wheeler, D 4, Balfour 5, Bradford 4, Howell 10, Miller, T 3, Percival 3, Hammel 3, Beckett 26, Okajima 5, Masterson 7, Delcarmen 7, Lopez, Jav 8, Timlin 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Hammel 3-1, Masterson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 5:02.
Att: 38,114.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008

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