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Sox pad lead
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Red Sox 6, Rays 3
Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon celebrates after finishing off the Rays. (AP)
Tropicana Field has been a house of horrors for the Red Sox the past two years, but Boston pulled out its first series victory in the domed stadium since 2007 and now holds a six-game lead over the third-place Rays in the AL Wild Card standings.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (78-55)
Won 1
Boston 6, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (72-61)
Lost 1
September 3, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0   6 12 0
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 9/3/09  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .299
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .295
Martinez, V, C 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .292
Youkilis, 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .316
Bay, LF 4 0 2 2 1 0 1 .260
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .225
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .299
Baldelli, RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .264
  a-Drew, J, PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .226
Totals 37 6 12 6 3 2 15  

a-Singled for Baldelli in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bay 2 (27, Price, Bradford), Youkilis (34, Price).
HR: Baldelli (7, 2nd inning off Price, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Gonzalez, Al; Baldelli 4; Pedroia; Drew, J; Youkilis 4; Martinez, V 2; Bay 4.
RBI: Bay 2 (96), Baldelli (22), Lowell (67), Martinez, V (88), Youkilis (80).
2-out RBI: Bay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Bay; Martinez, V 2; Lowell 2.
SAC: Ellsbury.
SF: Lowell.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (58, 2nd base off Price/Zaun, 2nd base off Bradford/Zaun).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .337
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .308
Zobrist, 2B-CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .285
Pena, C, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .224
Burrell, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .240
Longoria, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .275
Zaun, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .267
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
  a-Kapler, PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .243
  b-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253
Upton, B, CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .238
  Iwamura, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298
Totals 33 3 6 3 3 8 14  

a-Walked for Gross in the 7th. b-Struck out for Kapler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria 2 (38, Buchholz, Buchholz), Zaun (16, Buchholz).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria 4; Upton, B; Zobrist; Zaun 2.
RBI: Zobrist (72), Longoria (94), Zaun (23).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun 2; Crawford, C; Bartlett.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pena, C (3, 2nd base off Buchholz/Martinez, V), Upton, B (37, 2nd base off Buchholz/Martinez, V).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (W, 4-3) 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 0 4.40
Wagner, B (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Bard (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.40
Papelbon (S, 34) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.84
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (L, 7-7) 5.1 6 4 4 2 2 1 4.75
Springer 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.59
Shouse 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.48
Bradford 0.2 3 1 1 1 0 0 3.38
Cormier 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.91

WP: Price.
IBB: Ortiz, D (by Bradford).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 91-56, Wagner, B 25-15, Bard 18-11, Papelbon 20-13, Price 104-63, Springer 4-3, Shouse 8-5, Bradford 15-10, Cormier 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 8-3, Wagner, B 0-1, Bard 0-2, Papelbon 0-1, Price 3-10, Springer 0-2, Shouse 1-0, Bradford 1-0, Cormier 5-1.
Batters faced: Buchholz 25, Wagner, B 4, Bard 4, Papelbon 3, Price 24, Springer 2, Shouse 2, Bradford 6, Cormier 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 2-1, Bradford 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:16.
Att: 20,823.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
September 3, 2009
September 3, 2009

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