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Rally comes up short
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Rays 4, Red Sox 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed nine hits and recorded five strikeouts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Daisuke Matsuzaka yielded three early homers, but the Red Sox wouldn't go down quietly vs. the Rays. Trailing by two runs in the ninth, Jason Varitek went deep and Boston brought the game-winning run to the plate, but Kevin Youkilis flied out to end the threat.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (2-1)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (1-2)
Lost 2
April 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 10 2
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1   3 7 0
Standings thru 4/9/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 .500
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .308
Longoria, 3B 5 1 3 2 0 1 1 .429
Pena, C, 1B 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 .200
Aybar, W, DH 3 0 1 0 2 2 3 .333
Joyce, CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .143
  a-Burrell, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125
  1-Zobrist, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
  b-Kapler, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Riggans, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .250
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .400
Totals 35 4 10 4 7 7 20  

a-Singled for Joyce in the 9th. b-Flied out for Gross in the 9th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (2, Matsuzaka), Bartlett (1, Matsuzaka), Aybar, W (1, Matsuzaka), Iwamura (2, Matsuzaka).
HR: Joyce (1, 2nd inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 0 out), Longoria (2, 3rd inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 1 out), Riggans (1, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 7; Burrell; Pena, C; Joyce 4; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura 2; Riggans 4.
RBI: Joyce (1), Longoria 2 (5), Riggans (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Crawford, C; Riggans 2; Longoria; Kapler 2.
GIDP: Pena, C, Gross.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (2, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Riggans (1, throw), Pena, C (1, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .154
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .222
Youkilis, 1B 4 2 3 0 1 0 1 .667
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 .143
Bay, LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .300
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .182
  1-Green, N, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lowrie, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .091
Varitek, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .167
Totals 35 3 7 3 5 6 16  

1-Ran for Lowell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (2, Garza, M), Lowell (2, Nelson, J).
3B: Bay (1, Garza, M).
HR: Varitek (2, 9th inning off Percival, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Lowell 2; Youkilis 4; Varitek 4; Bay 3.
RBI: Bay (3), Lowell (2), Varitek (2).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J 2; Lowrie 3.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (1, 2nd base off Garza, M/Riggans).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Lowrie-Youkilis, Ramirez, R-Lowrie-Youkilis).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (W, 1-0) 7.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 1.29
Shouse (H, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
Nelson, J (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Percival (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 9.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (L, 0-1) 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 6.75
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ramirez, R 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Okajima 0.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 18.00
Masterson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Matsuzaka.
IBB: Gross (by Matsuzaka).
HBP: Joyce (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 106-63, Shouse 12-7, Nelson, J 15-7, Percival 22-11, Matsuzaka 100-60, Delcarmen 25-12, Ramirez, R 13-9, Okajima 30-16, Masterson 4-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 4-10, Shouse 2-0, Nelson, J 0-0, Percival 1-2, Matsuzaka 5-3, Delcarmen 1-2, Ramirez, R 2-0, Okajima 0-0, Masterson 0-1.
Batters faced: Garza, M 29, Shouse 3, Nelson, J 3, Percival 5, Matsuzaka 28, Delcarmen 5, Ramirez, R 4, Okajima 5, Masterson 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson, J 1-1, Delcarmen 1-0, Ramirez, R 2-0, Masterson 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 58 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:39.
Att: 37,784.
Venue: Fenway Park.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009

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