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Alone in first
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Rays 2, Red Sox 1
Carlos Pena celebrates after hitting his 29th homer of the season. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Dioner Navarro's walk-off single in the ninth put the Rays back into sole possession of first place in the AL East. Starter Andy Sonnanstine produced another sterling effort vs. the Red Sox over six innings to set up the Rays' late rally.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (89-62)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1   TB
Tampa Bay (89-60)
Won 1
September 16, 2008
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Boston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 5 1
Standings thru 9/16/08  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .269
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .327
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .262
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .310
Lowell, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .275
  1-Van Every, J, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Cora, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Kotsay, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .278
Lowrie, SS-3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .275
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .223
Crisp, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
Totals 30 1 5 1 3 6 14  

1-Ran for Lowell in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Lowrie; Pedroia.
RBI: Youkilis (106).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp; Lowell; Lowrie.
SF: Youkilis.
GIDP: Crisp.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellsbury (10, 2nd base by Howell/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Beckett-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .276
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 .246
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .278
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .293
Hinske, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .244
  Ruggiano, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244
Perez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .226
Totals 29 2 5 2 2 8 10  

BATTING
HR: Pena, C (29, 7th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Floyd, C; Pena, C 4; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
RBI: Pena, C (89), Navarro, D (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Iwamura.
GIDP: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Longoria (9, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 3.96
Masterson (L, 6-5) 0.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.18
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 6.0 3 1 0 2 5 0 4.33
Balfour 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.58
Howell 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.36
Wheeler, D (W, 5-5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.69

HBP: Ruggiano (by Beckett), Floyd, C (by Masterson).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 95-63, Masterson 22-14, Sonnanstine 93-60, Balfour 14-11, Howell 21-12, Wheeler, D 4-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 9-2, Masterson 0-0, Sonnanstine 6-5, Balfour 0-3, Howell 2-0, Wheeler, D 0-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Masterson 5, Sonnanstine 23, Balfour 4, Howell 6, Wheeler, D 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 32,079.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 16, 2008
September 16, 2008

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