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Rays rise to occasion
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Rays 10, Red Sox 3
Fernando Perez is greeted by Akinori Iwamura after going deep. (Getty Images)
Willy Aybar, Gabe Gross and Fernando Perez each homered in the first two innings, and the Rays put the game out of reach with three more runs in the third. Aybar finished with three hits and three RBIs as Tampa Bay increased its lead in the American League East to two games.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (89-63)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 10, Boston 3   TB
Tampa Bay (90-60)
Won 2
September 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 2
Tampa Bay
3 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 X   10 12 0
Standings thru 9/17/08  |  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 1 .270
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .326
Ortiz, D, DH 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 .265
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .310
Kotsay, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .275
Lowrie, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .270
Casey, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .337
Crisp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Cash, C 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .229
  a-Bailey, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263
  Ross, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
Totals 32 3 6 3 2 5 12  

a-Struck out for Cash in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (41, Balfour).
HR: Ortiz, D 2 (21, 1st inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 1 out; 4th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D 8; Pedroia; Youkilis 2.
RBI: Ortiz, D 3 (84).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Casey.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hansack (1, pickoff), Lopez, Jav (4, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 2 2 .277
Bartlett, SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .278
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 .246
  1-Johnson, D, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Longoria, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .277
Aybar, W, DH 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 .262
Navarro, D, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .291
Ruggiano, LF 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 .217
Gross, RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .247
Perez, F, CF 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 .265
Totals 36 10 12 9 3 9 15  

1-Ran for Pena, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (28, Wakefield).
HR: Aybar, W (10, 1st inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 2 out), Gross (13, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out), Perez, F (2, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 5; Longoria 2; Pena, C; Aybar, W 6; Perez, F 5; Iwamura.
RBI: Pena, C 2 (91), Aybar, W 3 (31), Gross (38), Perez, F 2 (5), Bartlett (31).
2-out RBI: Aybar, W 2; Perez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 2; Aybar, W.
SF: Pena, C.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (7, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash), Bartlett (19, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash).

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (L, 9-11) 2.1 6 6 6 0 2 3 4.18
Hansack 0.1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0.00
Lopez, Jav 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.51
Aardsma 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.57
Delcarmen 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.49
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.83
Pauley 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 9.31
Smith, C 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.02
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 4.2 5 3 3 2 3 2 3.66
Balfour (W, 5-2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.52
Howell 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.32
Bradford 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.11

Lopez, Jav pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd.

HBP: Casey (by Bradford), Perez, F (by Pauley).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 51-34, Hansack 13-7, Lopez, Jav 14-7, Aardsma 18-14, Delcarmen 27-15, Okajima 13-8, Pauley 18-11, Smith, C 5-3, Garza, M 75-42, Balfour 34-22, Howell 19-11, Bradford 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 2-2, Hansack 0-0, Lopez, Jav 1-0, Aardsma 2-1, Delcarmen 3-0, Okajima 0-0, Pauley 0-0, Smith, C 0-1, Garza, M 4-1, Balfour 0-3, Howell 2-2, Bradford 0-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 13, Hansack 3, Lopez, Jav 3, Aardsma 5, Delcarmen 7, Okajima 3, Pauley 5, Smith, C 2, Garza, M 20, Balfour 7, Howell 4, Bradford 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hansack 1-1, Lopez, Jav 2-2, Aardsma 3-0, Smith, C 2-0, Balfour 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:16.
Att: 36,048.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008

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