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Rally falls short
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Red Sox 4, Rays 3
Matt Garza allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings Sunday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Matt Garza struck out six over seven solid innings, but left with the finale against the Red Sox tied. After the bullpen allowed the go-ahead run to score in the eighth, the Rays put runners on the corners with nobody out in the ninth, but Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford all whiffed.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (15-18)
Lost 1
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3   BOS
Boston (20-12)
Won 1
May 10, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   3 7 0
Boston
0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 X   4 9 2
Standings thru 5/10/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .167
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .333
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .358
Burrell, DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .250
Aybar, W, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .250
Zobrist, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .269
Iwamura, 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .277
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 .351
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182
  a-Pena, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .252
Totals 33 3 7 3 4 10 13  

a-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (5, Beckett), Aybar, W (4, Beckett).
TB: Bartlett; Aybar, W 3; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 2; Burrell.
RBI: Burrell (17), Crawford, C (15), Bartlett (13).
2-out RBI: Burrell; Crawford, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Longoria; Navarro, D 2; Crawford, C 2.
SF: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (22, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Iwamura (7, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Bartlett (7, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek).
CS: Upton, B (2, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crawford, C (Green, N at 2nd base), Zobrist (Green, N at 2nd base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Pedroia, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320
  Lugo, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Ortiz, D, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .224
Bay, LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .324
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .312
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 .242
Bailey, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 .206
Varitek, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 .227
Green, N, SS-2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .289
Totals 32 4 9 4 3 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Bay 2 (8, Garza, M, Wheeler, D), Bailey (2, Garza, M), Varitek (7, Garza, M), Ortiz, D (10, Shouse).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell; Green, N 2; Varitek 2; Bay 4; Bailey 2.
RBI: Drew, J (17), Varitek (12), Green, N (12), Bay (34).
2-out RBI: Varitek; Green, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Varitek 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (4, fielding), Papelbon (1, pickoff).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 7.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 3.56
Shouse (L, 1-1) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.22
Wheeler, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.15
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 6.42
Okajima 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.31
Ramirez, R (W, 3-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.55
Papelbon (S, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.29

Shouse pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Wheeler, D.
IBB: Drew, J (by Wheeler, D).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 116-72, Shouse 3-2, Wheeler, D 18-10, Beckett 118-68, Okajima 27-16, Ramirez, R 7-5, Papelbon 22-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 6-5, Shouse 0-0, Wheeler, D 1-1, Beckett 9-2, Okajima 1-1, Ramirez, R 1-0, Papelbon 0-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 29, Shouse 1, Wheeler, D 5, Beckett 27, Okajima 5, Ramirez, R 1, Papelbon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 37,759.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 10, 2009
May 10, 2009

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