Boston 8, Tampa Bay 7
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 8 1
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 8 11 0
WP: J. Masterson (1-0)
LP: J.P. Howell (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura singled to right
- B.J. Upton homered to deep left, A. Iwamura scored
- C. Pena struck out looking
- E. Longoria flied out to right
- C. Crawford flied out to deep center

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

  Bottom 1st: Boston
- C. Crisp walked
- D. Pedroia grounded out to third, C. Crisp to second
- D. Ortiz struck out swinging
- K. Youkilis walked
- J. Bay flied out to right center

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

  Top 2nd: Tampa Bay
- C. Floyd grounded out to third
- D. Navarro lined out to pitcher
- G. Gross walked
- G. Gross stole second
- J. Bartlett flied out to left center

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

  Bottom 2nd: Boston
- J.D. Drew grounded out to shortstop
- J. Lowrie flied out to center
- J. Varitek hit by pitch
- M. Kotsay singled to center, J. Varitek to second
- C. Crisp struck out swinging

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

  Top 3rd: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura grounded out to first
- B.J. Upton singled to center
- C. Pena homered to deep right, B.J. Upton scored
- E. Longoria homered to deep left
- C. Crawford grounded out to pitcher
- C. Floyd struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 3rd: Boston
- D. Pedroia grounded out to second
- D. Ortiz grounded out to first
- K. Youkilis singled to right center
- J. Bay struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 0

  Top 4th: Tampa Bay
- D. Navarro flied out to deep left
- G. Gross lined out to second
- J. Bartlett fouled out to first

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

  Bottom 4th: Boston
- J.D. Drew walked
- J. Lowrie grounded into fielder's choice, J.D. Drew out at second
- J. Varitek struck out swinging
- J. Lowrie to second on wild pitch
- M. Kotsay struck out swinging

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

  Top 5th: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura walked
- H. Okajima relieved D. Matsuzaka
- B.J. Upton struck out swinging
- C. Pena reached on bunt single to third, A. Iwamura to second
- A. Iwamura stole third
- E. Longoria struck out swinging
- C. Crawford grounded out to second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 0

  Bottom 5th: Boston
- C. Crisp flied out to deep center
- D. Pedroia grounded out to second
- D. Ortiz grounded out to second

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

  Top 6th: Tampa Bay
- W. Aybar hit for C. Floyd
- W. Aybar popped out to first
- D. Navarro flied out to left center
- G. Gross grounded out to second

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

  Bottom 6th: Boston
- W. Aybar at designated hitter
- K. Youkilis struck out swinging
- J. Bay struck out swinging
- J.D. Drew flied out to center

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

  Top 7th: Tampa Bay
- M. Delcarmen relieved H. Okajima
- J. Bartlett walked
- A. Iwamura walked, J. Bartlett to second
- J. Papelbon relieved M. Delcarmen
- J. Bartlett stole third, A. Iwamura stole second
- B.J. Upton doubled to deep left center, J. Bartlett and A. Iwamura scored
- C. Pena intentionally walked
- E. Longoria grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, B.J. Upton to third, C. Pena out at second
- C. Crawford grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 7th: Boston
- G. Balfour relieved S. Kazmir
- J. Lowrie doubled to deep right
- J. Varitek flied out to deep center
- M. Kotsay flied out to deep center
- C. Crisp singled to left, J. Lowrie to third
- D. Pedroia singled to right, J. Lowrie scored, C. Crisp to third
- D. Ortiz homered to deep right, C. Crisp and D. Pedroia scored
- D. Wheeler relieved G. Balfour
- K. Youkilis flied out to deep right

4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4

  Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- W. Aybar struck out swinging
- D. Navarro flied out to deep center
- G. Gross struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4

  Bottom 8th: Boston
- J. Bay walked
- J.D. Drew homered to deep right, J. Bay scored
- J. Lowrie flied out to left center
- S. Casey hit for J. Varitek
- S. Casey struck out swinging
- M. Kotsay doubled to deep center
- C. Crisp singled to right, M. Kotsay scored, C. Crisp out at second

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

  Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- K. Cash catching
- J. Masterson relieved J. Papelbon
- J. Bartlett singled to left center
- A. Iwamura flied out to left center
- B.J. Upton walked, J. Bartlett to second
- C. Pena grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, B.J. Upton out at second

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

  Bottom 9th: Boston
- J.P. Howell relieved D. Wheeler
- D. Pedroia grounded out to third
- D. Ortiz struck out swinging
- K. Youkilis singled to third, K. Youkilis to second on third baseman E. Longoria's throwing error
- J. Bay intentionally walked
- J.D. Drew singled to deep right, K. Youkilis scored, J. Bay to third

1 runs, 2 hits, 1 errors
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 8
 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
B.J. Upton B.J. Upton
3-4, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Boston
J.D. Drew J.D. Drew
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI