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 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 8 13 0
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 6 7 0
WP: E. Gagne (4-2) S: J. Papelbon (36)
LP: A. Reyes (2-4)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Boston
- J. Ellsbury singled to center, C. Crisp scored
Top 4th: Boston
- J.D. Drew doubled to deep center, M. Lowell scored
- J. Varitek singled to right, J.D. Drew scored
Bot 4th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena homered to deep right
- G. Norton singled to center, D. Young scored
Top 6th: Boston
- J.D. Drew homered to deep right, M. Lowell scored
Bot 6th: Tampa Bay
- G. Norton singled to center, B.J. Upton scored
Bot 7th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena homered to deep right, J. Velandia and A. Iwamura scored
Top 9th: Boston
- J. Varitek homered to deep left
- J. Lugo homered to deep left, E. Hinske scored
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury lf 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .374
D. Pedroia 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .315
D. Ortiz dh 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .321
    R. Clayton pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
M. Lowell 3b 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 .327
J.D. Drew rf 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 .263
J. Varitek c 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 .257
E. Hinske 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .211
C. Crisp cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .268
J. Lugo ss 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .239
 Totals 36 8 13 8 3 3 11  
 Batting
2B - D Ortiz (48, A Sonnanstine); J Drew (28, A Sonnanstine); E Hinske (12, Al Reyes); J Ellsbury (6, Al Reyes).
HR - J Drew (10, 6th inning off A Sonnanstine 1 on, 1 Out), J Varitek (15, 9th inning off Al Reyes 0 on, 0 Out), J Lugo (8, 9th inning off Al Reyes 1 on, 1 Out).
S - J Lugo.
RBI - J Ellsbury (15), J Drew 3 (56), J Varitek 2 (66), J Lugo 2 (73).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Lowell 1.
GIDP - E Hinske.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - J Varitek (2, 2nd base by A Sonnanstine/D Navarro), D Ortiz (1, 3rd base by A Sonnanstine/D Navarro).
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Iwamura 3b 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .282
J. Velandia 2b 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .455
C. Pena 1b 3 2 2 4 1 1 1 .278
B.J. Upton cf 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .303
D. Young rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .291
G. Norton dh 4 0 3 2 0 1 0 .238
J. Gomes lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .245
D. Navarro c 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .226
J. Wilson ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
    R. Casanova ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
 Totals 34 6 7 6 4 10 11  
 Batting
HR - C Pena 2 (42, 4th inning off D Matsuzaka 0 on, 0 Out, 7th inning off J Lopez 2 on, 2 Out).
RBI - C Pena 4 (116), G Norton 2 (22).
2-out RBI - G Norton, C Pena 3.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - D Young (9, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek), B Upton (20, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (A Iwamura-C Pena, D Navarro-J Wilson).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka 6.2 6 5 5 3 7 1 4.48
J. Lopez (H, 13) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.20
M. Timlin 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63
E. Gagne (W, 4-2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.01
J. Papelbon (S, 36) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Sonnanstine 5.1 8 5 5 2 1 1 5.80
J. Switzer 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8.04
S. Dohmann 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
D. Wheeler (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.00
A. Reyes (L, 2-4; BS, 4) 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 2 5.15
WP - A Sonnanstine, D Matsuzaka.
IBB - D Ortiz (by Al Reyes).
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 115-73; J Lopez 8-5; M Timlin 4-3; E Gagne 21-12; J Papelbon 12-8; A Sonnanstine 101-57; J Switzer 16-11; S Dohmann 2-1; D Wheeler 10-8; Al Reyes 25-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 3-10; J Lopez 0-0; M Timlin 0-0; E Gagne 0-1; J Papelbon 1-2; A Sonnanstine 6-7; J Switzer 2-2; S Dohmann 0-1; D Wheeler 0-1; Al Reyes 0-3.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 29; J Lopez 1; M Timlin 1; E Gagne 4; J Papelbon 3; A Sonnanstine 23; J Switzer 5; S Dohmann 1; D Wheeler 3; Al Reyes 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--John Hirschbeck. 1B--Laz Diaz. 2B--Mike Dimuro. 3B--Bill Welke.
Time: 3:32.
Attendance: 34,626.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Saturday, Sep 22, 2007 10:47 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
J. Varitek J. Varitek
3-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Tampa Bay
C. Pena C. Pena
2-3, 2 HR
4 RBI