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Rough time for Lester
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Rays 14, Red Sox 5
Jon Lester gave up 10 hits and eight runs in 4 1/3 innings on the day. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Jon Lester allowed a two-run homer in the first inning, and the left-hander didn't make it out of the fifth as Tampa Bay notched six runs in the frame. The Rays followed with five more in the sixth as they evened the series. Rocco Baldelli hit his first Red Sox home run in the second inning.
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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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