Josh Beckett struck out nine and didn't issue a walk in six innings. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
The Red Sox found themselves battling back all night, and thanks to a wild pitch by J.P. Howell in the top of the eighth inning, were able to tie the game. However, Ramon Ramirez and Manny Delcarmen combined to get one out and allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth.
a-Walked for Varitek in the 8th. b-Flied out for Gathright in the 9th. 1-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 8th.
2-Ran for Kotchman in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Youkilis 2 (33, Garza, M, Garza, M), Gonzalez, Al (16, Garza, M). 3B: Bay (3, Garza, M). TB: Gonzalez, Al 2; Drew, J; Youkilis 4; Martinez, V; Bay 3. RBI: Bay (94), Ortiz, D (79), Drew, J (56), Martinez, V (87). 2-out RBI: Drew, J; Martinez, V. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Gonzalez, Al; Ortiz, D; Ellsbury 2; Lowell. Team RISP:
3-for-16. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Ellsbury (56, 2nd base off Garza, M/Zaun), Gathright (2, 2nd base off Springer/Zaun).
FIELDING E: Youkilis (5, fielding). Outfield assists: Bay (Zaun at home).