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Tampa Bay pulls away
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Rays 14, Red Sox 5
Scott Kazmir improved his record to 4-3 on Saturday afternoon. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
From beginning to end, the Rays took Fenway Park by storm Saturday. Evan Longoria hit his 11th homer in the first and followed with a two-run double in a six-run fifth. Tampa Bay added five more in the sixth as they evened the series at a game apiece heading into Sunday night's finale.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 05/08: BOS 7, TB 3
  • Sat. 05/09: TB 14, BOS 5
  • Sun. 05/10: BOS 4, TB 3
TB
Tampa Bay (15-17)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 14, Boston 5   BOS
Boston (19-12)
Lost 1
May 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 6 5 1 0 0   14 17 2
Boston
0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0   5 10 1
Standings thru 5/9/09  |  Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton Jr., CF 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 .165
Crawford, C, LF 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 .331
  Aybar, W, 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .219
Longoria, 3B 4 3 2 5 1 1 1 .367
Pena, C, 1B 5 1 1 2 0 3 3 .254
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Burrell, DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 3 .250
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .351
Kapler, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .222
  a-Zobrist, PH-RF-LF 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 .281
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .282
Navarro, D, C 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .188
Totals 42 14 17 14 4 9 15  

a-Singled for Kapler in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (12, Lester), Longoria (15, Lester), Crawford, C 2 (8, Jones, H, Lopez, J), Pena, C (6, Jones, H), Aybar, W (3, Delcarmen).
HR: Longoria (11, 1st inning off Lester, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria 6; Kapler; Upton Jr. 2; Crawford, C 5; Pena, C 2; Burrell 2; Zobrist; Navarro, D; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Longoria 5 (44), Crawford, C (14), Burrell 2 (16), Iwamura 2 (12), Pena, C 2 (32), Zobrist 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Kapler; Burrell; Longoria.
SF: Iwamura; Longoria.
Team RISP: 7-for-16.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (6, 3rd base off Lester/Varitek), Burrell (1, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Crawford, C (1, throw), Longoria (3, fielding).
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .294
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .325
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .221
Bay, LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .317
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .314
  Green, N, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Baldelli, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .273
Bailey, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .194
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .226
  Kottaras, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Lugo, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .357
Totals 37 5 10 5 5 2 22  

BATTING
2B: Lowell (11, Kazmir).
HR: Baldelli (1, 2nd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Lugo (1, 6th inning off Nelson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo 5; Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Lowell 3; Baldelli 5; Bay; Bailey.
RBI: Baldelli (4), Bay (33), Lowell 2 (28), Lugo (2).
2-out RBI: Bay; Lowell 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Pedroia; Baldelli 2; Varitek 2.
GIDP: Bailey.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Bailey (2, throw).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 4-3) 5.0 8 3 3 3 2 1 5.92
Nelson, J 0.1 1 2 2 2 0 1 4.61
Cormier (S, 1) 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.49
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 2-3) 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 6.31
Jones, H 0.2 4 4 4 1 0 0 7.27
Saito 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.50
Lopez, J 2.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 9.26
Delcarmen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.55

Jones, H pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Kazmir 38, Lester 16.
WP: Kazmir.
IBB: Longoria (by Jones, H), Bartlett (by Saito).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 100-58, Nelson, J 20-8, Cormier 40-29, Lester 89-61, Jones, H 31-16, Saito 27-16, Lopez, J 28-16, Delcarmen 13-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 7-5, Nelson, J 1-0, Cormier 6-5, Lester 2-4, Jones, H 1-0, Saito 1-2, Lopez, J 1-2, Delcarmen 0-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 26, Nelson, J 4, Cormier 12, Lester 24, Jones, H 7, Saito 5, Lopez, J 8, Delcarmen 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 2-1, Jones, H 2-1, Saito 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:33.
Att: 37,773.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 9, 2009
May 9, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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