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Jon's legend grows
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Red Sox 4, Rays 0
Jon Lester tossed eight shutout frames en route to his 13th win. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Jon Lester surpassed the fine effort of teammate Clay Buchholz from Game 1, tossing eight shutout frames to seal a sweep of the Rays in the double dip. In the process, Boston padded its American League Wild Card lead over the Rangers and eliminated the Rays from the AL East.
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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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