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Sox first in AL East
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Red Sox 12, Mets 5
J.D. Drew singles in the fifth, one of his four hits on the day. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Though Kevin Youkilis was denied a homer on the second Fenway replay in two games, he left no doubt on a three-run dagger in the seventh. Mike Lowell also went deep, Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 19 games and Boston took a half-game lead over Toronto for first place in the American League East.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (23-20)
Lost 1
Boston 12, NY Mets 5   BOS
Boston (26-18)
Won 1
May 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Boston
0 3 0 0 3 2 4 0 X   12 16 0
Standings thru 5/24/09  |  Recap: NYM | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Red Sox stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .248
Pagan, RF 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 .286
Beltran, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .361
Sheffield, LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .263
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .350
Reed, J, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .311
Castro, R, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .253
Martinez, R, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .087
  a-Tatis, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Castillo, L, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
Totals 33 5 8 5 4 6 13  

a-Grounded out for Martinez, R in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Castro, R (4, Delcarmen).
HR: Castro, R (3, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wright, D; Castro, R 6; Sheffield; Castillo, L; Beltran; Murphy, Dn; Reed, J.
RBI: Castro, R (13), Beltran (30), Wright, D (30), Reed, J (3), Sheffield (11).
2-out RBI: Castro, R; Wright, D; Reed, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sheffield; Castro, R 2; Tatis.
SAC: Pagan.
GIDP: Beltran.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (3, 2nd base off Wakefield/Kottaras).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pagan (Green, N at 2nd base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .297
Pedroia, 2B 2 2 1 1 3 0 2 .329
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 8 .195
Youkilis, 1B-3B 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 .383
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 .286
Drew, J, RF 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 .271
Lowell, 3B 5 2 3 3 0 1 3 .291
  1-Bailey, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Kottaras, C 5 1 3 1 0 1 1 .200
Green, N, SS 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .309
Totals 39 12 16 12 6 7 19  

1-Ran for Lowell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Drew, J 2 (11, Redding, Stokes), Ellsbury (9, Redding), Kottaras 2 (4, Redding, Redding), Lowell (15, Feliciano, P).
HR: Lowell (8, 2nd inning off Redding, 2 on, 0 out), Youkilis (7, 7th inning off Stokes, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell 7; Pedroia; Drew, J 6; Kottaras 5; Green, N 2; Youkilis 4; Bay.
RBI: Lowell 3 (32), Kottaras (5), Green, N 2 (15), Bay (45), Drew, J (21), Pedroia (15), Youkilis 3 (26).
2-out RBI: Kottaras; Green, N 2; Bay; Drew, J; Youkilis 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Lowell 2; Green, N.
Team RISP: 7-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Green, N-Youkilis).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Redding (L, 0-1) 4.2 8 6 6 4 4 1 6.75
Green, S 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.36
Takahashi 0.2 0 1 1 1 1 0 3.86
Stokes 1.1 6 5 5 1 1 1 2.89
Feliciano, P 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (W, 6-2) 6.0 7 5 5 4 3 1 3.99
Delcarmen (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.86
Saito 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38

Balk: Takahashi.
Pitches-strikes: Redding 94-53, Green, S 1-1, Takahashi 14-7, Stokes 33-20, Feliciano, P 13-9, Wakefield 94-59, Delcarmen 28-21, Saito 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Redding 3-4, Green, S 0-0, Takahashi 0-1, Stokes 2-1, Feliciano, P 1-1, Wakefield 9-3, Delcarmen 4-0, Saito 2-0.
Batters faced: Redding 26, Green, S 1, Takahashi 3, Stokes 11, Feliciano, P 4, Wakefield 28, Delcarmen 7, Saito 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Green, S 2-2, Stokes 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57 (:36 delay).
Att: 37,446.
Venue: Fenway Park.
May 24, 2009
May 24, 2009

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