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Rays 6, Red Sox 4
Victor Martinez hits his first home run with the Red Sox in the sixth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Jason Bay and Victor Martinez both belted solo homers, but Brad Penny allowed five runs -- all of which came via the long ball -- as the Red Sox fell to the Rays on Wednesday. Boston is 2-13 at Tropicana Field over the past two regular seasons.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-44)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 4   TB
Tampa Bay (60-48)
Won 3
August 5, 2009
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Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0   4 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 X   6 7 1
Standings thru 8/5/09  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .301
Pedroia, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .302
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .294
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .312
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .252
  Green, N, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Lowell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .296
Baldelli, RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .261
  a-Drew, J, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .248
Varitek, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .229
Lowrie, SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .148
Totals 35 4 7 4 2 7 14  

a-Walked for Baldelli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Varitek (20, Price), Youkilis (27, Price), Ellsbury (17, Price), Martinez, V (23, Bennett).
HR: Bay (21, 2nd inning off Price, 0 on, 1 out), Martinez, V (16, 6th inning off Price, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowrie; Youkilis 2; Varitek 2; Martinez, V 6; Bay 4.
RBI: Bay (75), Martinez, V (73), Lowrie (7), Youkilis (66).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 3; Lowell 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .338
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .314
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .272
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .293
Burrell, DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .226
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .215
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .244
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  a-Gross, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
Hernandez, M, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .242
Totals 30 6 7 6 3 7 7  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Pena, C (27, 2nd inning off Penny, 1 on, 1 out), Crawford, C (12, 3rd inning off Penny, 1 on, 1 out), Burrell (8, 6th inning off Penny, 0 on, 1 out), Bartlett (9, 7th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 4; Hernandez, M; Upton, B; Crawford, C 4; Burrell 4; Pena, C 4; Zobrist.
RBI: Pena, C 2 (71), Crawford, C 2 (52), Burrell (39), Bartlett (49).
2-out RBI: Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Hernandez, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Zobrist (13, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek), Longoria (3, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek), Upton, B (34, 2nd base off Penny/Varitek).
CS: Pena, C (2, 2nd base by Penny/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (5, fielding).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Penny (L, 7-6) 6.0 6 5 5 2 5 3 5.20
Delcarmen 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.05
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.98
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (W, 5-4) 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 2 4.91
Cormier (H, 2) 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.83
Bennett 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.25
Wheeler, D (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60
Howell (S, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.86

Bennett pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Penny 117-66, Delcarmen 12-7, Okajima 18-8, Price 107-73, Cormier 18-10, Bennett 7-2, Wheeler, D 5-4, Howell 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Penny 5-7, Delcarmen 1-1, Okajima 1-1, Price 5-4, Cormier 3-0, Bennett 0-0, Wheeler, D 2-0, Howell 1-0.
Batters faced: Penny 25, Delcarmen 4, Okajima 4, Price 24, Cormier 4, Bennett 2, Wheeler, D 3, Howell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:07.
Att: 31,517.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009

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