Boston 5, Oakland 2
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Boston 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 X 5 8 0
WP: D. Matsuzaka (12-2) S: J. Papelbon (31)
LP: D. Braden (2-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Boston
- K. Youkilis singled to center, D. Pedroia scored, K. Youkilis to second advancing on throw
Bot 4th: Boston
- J. Lowrie tripled to deep center, M. Lowell and J. Bay scored
- C. Crisp hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Lowrie scored
Top 5th: Oakland
- D. Barton homered to deep right, B. Crosby scored
Bot 6th: Boston
- C. Crisp hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Bay scored, J. Lowrie to third
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Sweeney rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .293
M. Ellis 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .235
J. Cust lf 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .228
F. Thomas dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253
C. Gonzalez cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .265
J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .236
B. Crosby ss 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 .247
    G. Petit ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348
    E. Brown ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
D. Barton 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .218
R. Bowen c 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .185
    K. Suzuki ph-c 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
 Totals 31 2 5 2 4 10 11  
 Batting
3B - C Gonzalez (1, D Matsuzaka).
HR - D Barton (4, 5th inning off D Matsuzaka 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - D Barton 2 (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Sweeney 1, D Barton 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - M Ellis (3, throw).
PB - R Bowen.
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .313
K. Youkilis 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .315
D. Ortiz dh 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .259
M. Lowell 3b 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .280
J. Bay lf 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 .364
J. Lowrie ss 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .295
J. Varitek c 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .218
C. Crisp cf 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 .250
J. Ellsbury rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .259
 Totals 29 5 8 5 4 5 15  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (33, D Braden); M Lowell (25, D Braden); K Youkilis (27, H Street).
3B - J Lowrie (1, D Braden).
SF - C Crisp 2.
RBI - K Youkilis (75), J Lowrie 2 (18), C Crisp 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Lowell 1, J Bay 2, J Ellsbury 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - D Ortiz (1, 2nd base off S Casilla/R Bowen).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - J Bay (M Ellis at 2nd base).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Braden (L, 2-2) 3.1 6 4 4 0 1 0 5.10
S. Casilla 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.70
J. Devine 0.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.23
A. Embree 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.01
H. Street 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.88
D. Meyer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (W, 12-2) 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 1 3.04
H. Okajima (H, 19) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.66
M. Delcarmen (H, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.05
J. Papelbon (S, 31) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.05
IBB - D Ortiz (by H Street).
Pitches-strikes - D Braden 61-39; S Casilla 31-17; J Devine 14-5; A Embree 9-8; H Street 17-9; D Meyer 14-10; D Matsuzaka 105-68; H Okajima 17-11; M Delcarmen 16-9; J Papelbon 11-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Braden 4-4; S Casilla 1-3; J Devine 0-0; A Embree 0-2; H Street 0-2; D Meyer 1-1; D Matsuzaka 2-7; H Okajima 0-2; M Delcarmen 1-2; J Papelbon 2-0.
Batters faced - D Braden 15; S Casilla 7; J Devine 2; A Embree 3; H Street 5; D Meyer 3; D Matsuzaka 23; H Okajima 5; M Delcarmen 4; J Papelbon 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Brian Gorman. 1B--Gerry Davis. 2B--Bruce Dreckman. 3B--Todd Tichenor.
Time: 3:03. (Plus rain delay totaling 38 minutes in the 6th).
Attendance: 37,317.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
BOSTON FIRST BASEMAN KEVIN YOUKILIS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FIRST INNING.
BOSTON LEFT FIELDER JASON BAY EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FOURTH INNING.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 3, 2008 8:00 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
D. Barton Daric Barton
1-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Boston
K. Youkilis Kevin Youkilis
2-4
1 RBI