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Red Sox outlasted
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Rays 4, Red Sox 2
Kevin Youkilis (left) is greeted by David Ortiz after homering in the second. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia both homered to stake a strong Jon Lester and the Red Sox to an early lead, but Daniel Bard allowed the Rays to tie the game in the eighth inning before Takashi Saito allowed a walk-off homer in the 13th.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-43)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 2   TB
Tampa Bay (59-48)
Won 2
August 4, 2009
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Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2   4 9 1
Standings thru 8/4/09  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 .303
Pedroia, 2B 6 1 2 1 0 0 3 .304
Martinez, V, 1B 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 .292
Youkilis, 3B 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 .313
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .225
Drew, J, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .248
Varitek, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .229
Reddick, LF 5 0 1 0 0 4 0 .313
Green, N, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
  a-Lowell, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300
  1-Lowrie, PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140
Totals 45 2 7 2 3 8 14  

a-Intentionally walked for Green, N in the 10th.
1-Ran for Lowell in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Reddick (3, Howell).
HR: Youkilis (20, 2nd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out), Pedroia (7, 6th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 5; Reddick 2; Youkilis 4; Martinez, V 2.
RBI: Youkilis (65), Pedroia (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, V; Varitek.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Bard (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Green, N-Pedroia-Martinez, V, Green, N-Martinez, V).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 1 2 2 3 .339
Crawford, C, LF 7 0 1 0 0 0 7 .314
Longoria, 3B 6 2 2 3 1 4 2 .274
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 .294
Aybar, W, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .278
  1-Dillon, PR-DH 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .300
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .214
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 1 4 4 .243
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224
  a-Gross, PH-RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 .263
Kapler, RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .254
  b-Burrell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .225
  Hernandez, M, C 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .240
Totals 44 4 9 4 10 16 36  

a-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Kapler in the 8th.
1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (21, Ramirez, R).
HR: Longoria 2 (23, 8th inning off Bard, 0 on, 0 out; 13th inning off Saito, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 8; Kapler; Upton, B; Crawford, C; Pena, C 2; Dillon.
RBI: Bartlett (48), Longoria 3 (81).
2-out RBI: Bartlett; Longoria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Crawford, C 2; Burrell 2; Bartlett 2.
SAC: Aybar, W; Bartlett.
GIDP: Navarro, D, Zobrist.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C 2 (51, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek, 3rd base off Lester/Varitek), Bartlett (21, 2nd base off Ramirez, R/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Pena, C (9, missed catch).
DP: (Longoria-Pena, C).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 3.79
Okajima (H, 21) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.05
Bard (BS, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2.25
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.91
Ramirez, R 1.2 2 0 0 2 1 0 2.28
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.96
Saito (L, 2-3) 1.2 1 2 2 2 2 1 3.32
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 2 3.63
Shouse 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.51
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.69
Howell 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.89
Balfour 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.44
Cormier (W, 2-1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.88

Lester pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Lowell (by Howell), Longoria (by Ramirez, R).
HBP: Green, N (by Garza, M), Pena, C (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 110-68, Okajima 9-3, Bard 29-16, Delcarmen 13-9, Ramirez, R 33-16, Papelbon 15-10, Saito 31-16, Garza, M 120-74, Shouse 4-3, Wheeler, D 11-7, Howell 16-10, Balfour 30-18, Cormier 19-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 6-2, Okajima 1-0, Bard 2-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Ramirez, R 1-1, Papelbon 2-0, Saito 2-0, Garza, M 4-7, Shouse 1-0, Wheeler, D 3-0, Howell 2-1, Balfour 1-2, Cormier 0-0.
Batters faced: Lester 24, Okajima 3, Bard 7, Delcarmen 4, Ramirez, R 8, Papelbon 3, Saito 8, Garza, M 27, Shouse 1, Wheeler, D 3, Howell 7, Balfour 7, Cormier 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-0, Bard 2-1, Delcarmen 3-0, Ramirez, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 4:57.
Att: 29,873.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009

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