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Boston rides big third
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Red Sox 9, Rays 1
Josh Beckett fanned four and allowed four hits in five-plus innings. (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Sox were unfazed by waiting two-plus hours to begin the game, which ended in the sixth. Twelve men batted in the third, Victor Martinez extended his hit streak to 13 games, Kevin Youkilis homered and Josh Beckett earned his 15th win.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-69)
Lost 9
Boston 9, Tampa Bay 1   BOS
Boston (82-58)
Won 3
September 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 0         1 4 0
Boston
0 0 8 1 0 X         9 8 0
Standings thru 9/12/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .331
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .302
Longoria, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .280
Zobrist, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Burrell, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Aybar, W, 1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .251
Iwamura, 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .296
Navarro, D, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .226
Perez, F, CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .158
Totals 19 1 4 1 1 4 8  

BATTING
2B: Longoria (42, Beckett).
TB: Navarro, D; Bartlett; Longoria 2; Iwamura.
RBI: Bartlett (62).
2-out RBI: Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .300
Pedroia, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .295
Martinez, V, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .295
Youkilis, 3B 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 .316
Ortiz, D, DH 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .229
Bay, LF 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .262
Drew, J, RF 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 .265
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .216
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 .233
Totals 23 9 8 8 4 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, Al (19, Davis, W).
HR: Youkilis (25, 4th inning off Thayer, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Youkilis 5; Martinez, V; Gonzalez, Al 3; Pedroia.
RBI: Martinez, V (96), Youkilis 2 (85), Ortiz, D (81), Gonzalez, Al 3 (37), Ellsbury (49).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, Al 3; Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Pedroia.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gonzalez, Al (1, 2nd base off Davis, W/Navarro, D), Ellsbury (61, 2nd base off Thayer/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davis, W (L, 0-1) 2.2 6 8 8 4 3 0 8.38
Thayer 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 1 4.00
Sonnanstine 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.15
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 15-6) 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.82

Beckett pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Davis, W.
IBB: Drew, J (by Davis, W).
HBP: Navarro, D (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Davis, W 71-38, Thayer 16-14, Sonnanstine 9-6, Beckett 78-46.
Groundouts-flyouts: Davis, W 1-1, Thayer 1-1, Sonnanstine 0-2, Beckett 6-2.
Batters faced: Davis, W 18, Thayer 6, Sonnanstine 3, Beckett 21.
Inherited runners-scored: Thayer 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 64 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 1:44 (3:00 delay).
Att: 37,755.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 12, 2009
September 12, 2009

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