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Rays even series
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Rays 8, Red Sox 5
Carl Crawford blasted a solo home run in the first inning off Josh Beckett. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
After the Red Sox tied the game in the top of the eighth, the Rays exploded for three runs in the bottom half of the frame to pull themselves within five games of Boston in the Wild Card race. Pat Burrell hit an RBI single and Evan Longoria followed him with a two-run home run.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 09/01: BOS 8, TB 4
  • Wed. 09/02: TB 8, BOS 5
  • Thu. 09/03: BOS 6, TB 3
BOS
Boston (77-55)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 8, Boston 5   TB
Tampa Bay (72-60)
Won 1
September 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0   5 6 1
Tampa Bay
1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 9/2/09  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .298
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .296
Martinez, V, 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 .291
Youkilis, 3B 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .312
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .227
  1-Gathright, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214
  b-Lowell, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Bay, LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .257
Drew, J, RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .265
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .218
  a-Kotchman, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275
  2-Green, N, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
  Kottaras, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .225
Totals 33 5 6 4 7 6 21  

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).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .337
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .311
Zobrist, RF-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 .225
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 .243
  1-Perez, F, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Longoria, 3B 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 .273
Zaun, C 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 .267
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .302
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .237
Totals 35 8 12 8 0 11 10  

1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zaun 2 (15, Beckett, Delcarmen), Pena, C (24, Ramirez, R), Upton, B (30, Saito).
HR: Crawford, C (13, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out), Burrell (13, 2nd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out), Longoria (26, 8th inning off Delcarmen, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria 5; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 4; Pena, C 2; Burrell 5; Zaun 5; Iwamura.
RBI: Crawford, C (61), Burrell 2 (55), Iwamura (19), Upton, B (42), Zaun (22), Longoria 2 (93).
2-out RBI: Zaun.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist 2; Iwamura.
SAC: Upton, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 6.0 7 5 4 0 9 2 3.87
Ramirez, R (L, 7-4) 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2.93
Delcarmen 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.40
Saito 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.64
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 6.2 6 4 4 3 3 0 4.01
Bradford (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Choate 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.15
Springer (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63
Balfour 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.55
Howell (BS, 8)(W, 7-4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.43
Wheeler, D (S, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.51

Ramirez, R pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Balfour pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Howell.
HBP: Ellsbury (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 104-73, Ramirez, R 17-13, Delcarmen 9-5, Saito 7-2, Garza, M 120-71, Bradford 4-2, Choate 8-4, Springer 6-3, Balfour 12-4, Howell 20-11, Wheeler, D 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 4-6, Ramirez, R 0-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Saito 0-0, Garza, M 3-8, Bradford 0-1, Choate 0-0, Springer 0-0, Balfour 0-0, Howell 0-1, Wheeler, D 1-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Ramirez, R 5, Delcarmen 3, Saito 1, Garza, M 30, Bradford 1, Choate 1, Springer 1, Balfour 2, Howell 4, Wheeler, D 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-1, Saito 1-0, Bradford 1-0, Springer 1-0, Balfour 1-0, Howell 3-1, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:34.
Att: 19,148.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 2, 2009
September 2, 2009

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