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Red Sox 4, Rays 0
The Rays could only watch as they dropped their 11th straight. (Winslow Townson/AP)
James Shields took the second hard-luck loss of the day for a Rays pitcher after six innings of three-run ball, as Tampa Bay could not muster any offense en route to its 11th consecutive defeat. With the loss, the defending American League champs were eliminated from the AL East race.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (72-71)
Lost 11
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 0   BOS
Boston (84-58)
Won 5
September 13, 2009
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Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 X   4 7 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 0 0 0 1 1 .327
Crawford, C, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Longoria, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .278
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .279
Aybar, W, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .247
Kapler, RF-LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .233
Navarro, D, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .227
Upton, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .235
Perez, F, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
  a-Burrell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Totals 29 0 4 0 3 9 14  

a-Struck out for Perez, F in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria (43, Wagner, B).
TB: Longoria 2; Kapler; Zobrist; Navarro, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Perez, F; Bartlett; Kapler.
SAC: Navarro, D.
GIDP: Kapler.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Longoria (7, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .297
Drew, J, RF 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 .267
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .261
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .231
Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .296
Varitek, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .217
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Totals 30 4 7 4 4 7 17  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (30, Shields), Lowell (29, Shields).
HR: Bay (32, 8th inning off Cormier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Lowell 2; Varitek; Martinez, V; Bay 4; Pedroia; Drew, J.
RBI: Lowell (70), Varitek 2 (51), Bay (101).
2-out RBI: Varitek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 3.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Drew, J (6, 2nd base by Cormier/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Martinez, V).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 9-11) 6.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 4.03
Cormier 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.39
Wheeler, D 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.51
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 13-7) 8.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 3.29
Wagner, B 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.17

WP: Lester.
HBP: Ellsbury (by Cormier).
Pitches-strikes: Shields 100-67, Cormier 21-12, Wheeler, D 5-4, Lester 105-66, Wagner, B 18-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 7-1, Cormier 1-1, Wheeler, D 0-0, Lester 10-5, Wagner, B 1-0.
Batters faced: Shields 27, Cormier 6, Wheeler, D 2, Lester 28, Wagner, B 5.
Ejections: Tampa Bay Rays Pat Burrell ejected by HP umpire Lance Barksdale (8th)
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 37,271.
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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