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Not to be outdone
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Red Sox 3, Rays 1
Clay Buchholz retired 11 of the first 12 batters he faced. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Dustin Pedroia's tiebreaking homer in the eighth may have overshadowed Clay Buchholz's seven innings of one-run ball, but the right-hander's fourth consecutive quality outing set the stage for the defending American League MVP.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-70)
Lost 10
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1   BOS
Boston (83-58)
Won 4
September 13, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 9/13/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .330
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Zobrist, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .279
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .228
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .295
Zaun, C 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .261
Gross, RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .242
Richard, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125
Totals 31 1 6 1 3 8 11  

BATTING
TB: Bartlett; Gross; Zaun; Crawford, C; Iwamura; Zobrist.
RBI: Bartlett (63).
2-out RBI: Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Burrell; Gross.
SAC: Gross.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Richard).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 .297
Martinez, V, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .297
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .314
Bay, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .261
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .269
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .256
  Anderson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Reddick, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .216
Green, N, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236
  a-Ortiz, D, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .230
  1-Gathright, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
  Gonzalez, Al, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Totals 31 3 9 3 1 8 13  

a-Doubled for Green, N in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (25, Garza, M), Pedroia (43, Garza, M), Ortiz, D (29, Garza, M), Martinez, V (31, Garza, M).
HR: Pedroia (13, 8th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Kotchman; Ellsbury 2; Baldelli; Pedroia 6; Reddick; Martinez, V 3.
RBI: Martinez, V (97), Pedroia 2 (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Green, N; Kotchman.
SAC: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Green, N.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 7-10) 7.1 9 3 3 0 8 1 3.84
Choate 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.72
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 3.66
Okajima (W, 6-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.49
Papelbon (S, 36) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.89

IBB: Bay (by Choate).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 118-71, Choate 9-5, Buchholz 97-57, Okajima 13-7, Papelbon 24-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 9-2, Choate 0-2, Buchholz 11-3, Okajima 1-1, Papelbon 0-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 30, Choate 3, Buchholz 28, Okajima 3, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 38,228.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 13, 2009
September 13, 2009

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