Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 8 11 1
Tampa Bay 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 6 4 1
WP: J. Lester (2-0) S: J. Papelbon (30)
LP: A. Sonnanstine (2-9)
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  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Boston
- D. Pedroia struck out swinging
- K. Youkilis doubled to deep center
- D. Ortiz tripled to deep center, K. Youkilis scored
- M. Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to center, D. Ortiz scored
- M. Lowell flied out to center

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0

  Bottom 1st: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura flied out to center
- C. Crawford grounded out to second
- B.J. Upton walked
- C. Pena homered to deep right, B.J. Upton scored
- D. Young struck out swinging

2 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2

  Top 2nd: Boston
- J.D. Drew flied out to deep center
- J. Varitek struck out swinging
- C. Crisp struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2

  Bottom 2nd: Tampa Bay
- B. Harris grounded out to third
- J. Gomes popped out to second
- J. Wilson struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2

  Top 3rd: Boston
- J. Lugo flied out to right center
- D. Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
- K. Youkilis struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2

  Bottom 3rd: Tampa Bay
- D. Navarro grounded out to third
- A. Iwamura walked
- C. Crawford struck out swinging
- A. Iwamura picked off at first, pitcher to first to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2

  Top 4th: Boston
- D. Ortiz singled to pitcher
- M. Ramirez struck out swinging
- M. Lowell hit by pitch, D. Ortiz to second
- J.D. Drew singled to left, D. Ortiz to third, M. Lowell to second
- J. Varitek singled to left, D. Ortiz scored, M. Lowell to third, J.D. Drew to second
- C. Crisp doubled to deep right, M. Lowell and J.D. Drew scored, J. Varitek to third
- J. Lugo doubled to center, C. Crisp and J. Varitek scored
- D. Pedroia grounded out to pitcher
- K. Youkilis flied out to left

5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 2

  Bottom 4th: Tampa Bay
- B.J. Upton flied out to deep center
- C. Pena flied out to deep right
- D. Young grounded out to third

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 2

  Top 5th: Boston
- D. Ortiz grounded out to second
- M. Ramirez singled to left
- M. Lowell flied out to deep left center
- J.D. Drew grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ramirez out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 2

  Bottom 5th: Tampa Bay
- B. Harris flied out to center
- J. Gomes singled to center
- J. Gomes to second on wild pitch
- J. Wilson walked
- D. Navarro grounded into fielder's choice, J. Gomes to third, J. Wilson out at second
- A. Iwamura homered to deep left, J. Gomes and D. Navarro scored
- C. Crawford singled to right
- B.J. Upton struck out swinging

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5

  Top 6th: Boston
- S. Dohmann relieved A. Sonnanstine
- J. Varitek struck out swinging
- C. Crisp grounded out to shortstop
- J. Lugo flied out to left center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5

  Bottom 6th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena grounded out to first
- D. Young walked
- M. Delcarmen relieved J. Lester
- B. Harris grounded into double play third to second to first, D. Young out at second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5

  Top 7th: Boston
- D. Pedroia doubled to left center
- K. Youkilis lined out to right, D. Pedroia to third
- D. Ortiz grounded out to second
- M. Ramirez safe at first on J. Wilson's fielding error, D. Pedroia scored
- M. Lowell singled to left, M. Ramirez to second
- G. Balfour relieved G. Balfour
- J.D. Drew struck out swinging

1 runs, 2 hits, 1 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 5

  Bottom 7th: Tampa Bay
- J. Gomes struck out swinging
- J. Wilson hit by pitch
- D. Navarro grounded out to first, J. Wilson to second
- A. Iwamura walked
- H. Okajima relieved M. Delcarmen
- C. Crawford safe at first on second baseman D. Pedroia's fielding error, J. Wilson scored, A. Iwamura to third
- B.J. Upton struck out swinging

1 runs, 0 hits, 1 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6

  Top 8th: Boston
- J. Varitek flied out to deep center
- C. Crisp fouled out to shortstop
- J. Lugo singled to left
- D. Pedroia grounded out to second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6

  Bottom 8th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena walked
- D. Young flied out to deep left center
- B. Harris struck out swinging
- J. Papelbon relieved H. Okajima
- J. Gomes struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6

  Top 9th: Boston
- G. Glover relieved G. Balfour
- K. Youkilis flied out to deep center
- D. Ortiz walked
- M. Ramirez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, D. Ortiz out at second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6

  Bottom 9th: Tampa Bay
- G. Norton hit for J. Wilson
- G. Norton struck out swinging
- D. Navarro struck out swinging
- A. Iwamura popped out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6
 
 Top Batters
 Boston
J. Lugo J. Lugo
2-4
2 RBI
 Tampa Bay
A. Iwamura A. Iwamura
1-3, 1 HR
3 RBI