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Sox drop heartbreaker
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Mets 3, Red Sox 2
Jacoby Ellsbury, who extended his hit streak to 18 games, steals third in the first inning. (AP)
The Red Sox were one out away from a victory when closer Jonathan Papelbon, in relief of a stellar Josh Beckett, surrendered a shot by Mets catcher Omir Santos that on final review was a two-run homer. The blast resulted in Papelbon's first blown save of the season.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (23-19)
Won 2
NY Mets 3, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (25-18)
Lost 2
May 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 6 0
Boston
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 5/23/09  |  Recap: NYM | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
Pagan, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .316
Beltran, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .364
Sheffield, LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .260
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .353
Reed, J, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .317
Santos, O, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .270
Martinez, R, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .100
Castillo, L, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Totals 33 3 6 3 2 7 9  

BATTING
HR: Santos, O (2, 9th inning off Papelbon, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Santos, O 5; Martinez, R; Sheffield; Beltran; Reed, J.
RBI: Sheffield (10), Santos, O 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Sheffield; Santos, O 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dn; Castillo, L.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Martinez, R (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo, L-Martinez, R-Murphy, Dn).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .298
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .327
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .201
Youkilis, 1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .388
Bay, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Varitek, C 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .248
Green, N, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .303
Totals 32 2 6 2 2 7 12  

BATTING
TB: Green, N; Ellsbury; Youkilis; Varitek; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D.
GIDP: Green, N.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (18, 3rd base off Pelfrey/Santos, O), Pedroia (5, 2nd base off Pelfrey/Santos, O).

FIELDING
E: Beckett (1, pickoff).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pelfrey 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 4.31
Feliciano, P (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.65
Putz (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.75
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 8.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 5.01
Papelbon (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1.80

Game Scores: Pelfrey 62, Beckett 74.
Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 111-70, Feliciano, P 13-8, Putz 15-9, Beckett 117-78, Papelbon 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pelfrey 11-3, Feliciano, P 1-0, Putz 2-0, Beckett 8-4, Papelbon 0-0.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 27, Feliciano, P 3, Putz 4, Beckett 30, Papelbon 5.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 55 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:49.
Att: 37,871.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009

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