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Pena powers bats
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Rays 7, Red Sox 2
Rays starter Scott Kazmir threw 111 pitches over six innings. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Carlos Pena capped a four-run fifth inning with a two-run homer that put the Rays in control, and lefty Scott Kazmir shut down the Red Sox with six solid innings to even the series. Evan Longoria added his first homer of the season in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (1-1)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (1-1)
Lost 1
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1   7 13 0
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 1 3 1 0 2 0 .500
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 .500
Longoria, 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 6 .333
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .125
Burrell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Zobrist, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Kapler, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
Iwamura, 2B 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 .667
Totals 37 7 13 5 2 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Longoria (1, Lester), Iwamura (1, Lester), Kapler (1, Lopez, Jav).
HR: Pena, C (1, 5th inning off Lester, 1 on, 2 out), Longoria (1, 8th inning off Saito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Longoria 6; Kapler 2; Crawford, C 3; Pena, C 4; Iwamura 4.
RBI: Bartlett (1), Pena, C 2 (2), Longoria (3), Crawford, C (2).
2-out RBI: Pena, C 2; Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C 2; Longoria.
GIDP: Longoria 2.
Team RISP: 8-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kapler (Youkilis at 2nd base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .286
Ortiz, D, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 3 1 0 1 2 .625
Baldelli, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250
Bay, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .286
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
Lowrie, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .143
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Totals 34 2 8 2 3 8 16  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (1, Kazmir), Bay (1, Howell).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Baldelli; Pedroia 2; Youkilis 3; Bay 2.
RBI: Youkilis (1), Bay (2).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Bay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baldelli; Lowell; Lowrie 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Youkilis (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Ellsbury (Kapler at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Lowrie-Pedroia-Youkilis 2).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 1-0) 6.0 5 1 1 3 4 0 1.50
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Howell 0.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 13.50
Balfour (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 0-1) 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 9.00
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Saito 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 9.00
Lopez, Jav 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 9.00

HBP: Lowell (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 111-68, Wheeler, D 15-10, Howell 16-11, Balfour 16-11, Lester 94-60, Delcarmen 17-10, Ramirez, R 13-10, Saito 16-9, Lopez, Jav 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 2-5, Wheeler, D 0-2, Howell 0-0, Balfour 1-2, Lester 6-2, Delcarmen 3-0, Ramirez, R 0-2, Saito 0-0, Lopez, Jav 1-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Wheeler, D 3, Howell 6, Balfour 4, Lester 23, Delcarmen 3, Ramirez, R 3, Saito 4, Lopez, Jav 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 45 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:10.
Att: 37,552.
Venue: Fenway Park.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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