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Perez parks one in a pinch
Johnny Damon knocked in a pair of runs, including one in the ninth inning to tie things up at 4, but Alan Embree's first pitch was blasted for a walk-off home run. Tim Wakefield was touched for four runs over six innings of work.
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Eduardo Perez celebrates his game-winning home run off Alan Embree. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Pinch-hitter Eduardo Perez took the first pitch he saw and deposited it into the left-field seats at Tropicana Field to give the Devil Rays a thrilling victory. Scott Kazmir allowed just one run over seven, but received a no-decision.
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Devil Rays Coverage
• Notes: Pitchers not feeling grand
 Damon's RBI single to right
 Perez's game-winning homer
 Lugo doubles in two runs
Boston (11-10)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4   TB
Tampa Bay (8-14)
Lost 4
April 22, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2   4 8 2
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1   5 10 1
Standings through 4/22/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
Damon, CF4022000.294
Renteria, SS5010002.203
Ramirez, M, LF3110010.281
Ortiz, DH4010023.246
Millar, 1B2011100.275
Mirabelli, C2000121.154
a-Varitek, PH-C1000001.346
Payton, RF3000004.259
b-Nixon, PH-RF0100100.293
Bellhorn, 2B3221110.250
Vazquez, 3B2000001.133

a-Grounded into a double play for Mirabelli in the 8th. b-Walked for Payton in the 9th.

2B: Bellhorn 2 (8, Kazmir, Baez).
3B: Ramirez, M (1, Harper).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria; Ramirez, M 3; Ortiz; Millar; Bellhorn 4.
RBI: Damon 2 (6), Millar (7), Bellhorn (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton 2; Ortiz.
S: Vazquez 2.
SF: Damon.
GIDP: Varitek.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Bellhorn (1, 2nd base off Kazmir/Johnson).
PO: Bellhorn (2nd base by Kazmir).

E: Bellhorn (1, fielding), Millar (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Ramirez, M (Lugo at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Bellhorn-Millar, Wakefield-Bellhorn-Millar).

Crawford, LF4110021.310
Lugo, SS4033000.313
Lee, 1B3000101.265
Phelps, DH3020100.298
1-Green, PR-DH0000000.150
Cantu, 2B4010004.314
Gomes, RF1000102.250
Singleton, RF0000100.286
Johnson, C3110003.364
a-Huff, PH0000100.233
Hall, C0000000.279
Gonzalez, 3B4000013.302
Sanchez, CF3210000.269
b-Perez, PH1111000.350

a-Intentionally walked for Johnson in the 8th. b-Homered for Sanchez in the 9th.
1-Ran for Phelps in the 8th.

2B: Lugo (5, Wakefield).
HR: Perez (3, 9th inning off Embree, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crawford; Lugo 4; Phelps 2; Cantu; Johnson; Sanchez; Perez 4.
RBI: Lugo 3 (9), Perez (4).
2-out RBI: Lugo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cantu 2.
GIDP: Johnson; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Lugo (7, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Sanchez (1, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).
CS: Gomes (1, 3rd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

E: Gomes (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Lugo-Cantu-Lee, Baez-Lee).
Pickoffs: Kazmir (Bellhorn at 2nd base).

Wakefield 6.07423201.75
Myers 0.21000100.00
Mantei 1.11002005.40
Embree (L, 0-1)0.01110015.19
Kazmir 7.04113503.68
Harper (H, 3)0.12110104.38
Baez (BS, 1)(W, 3-0)1.22221001.80

Embree pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Mantei 3.
IBB: Huff (by Mantei).
HBP: Gomes (by Wakefield), Millar (by Kazmir), Ramirez, M (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 103-58, Myers 8-6, Mantei 22-8, Embree 1-1, Kazmir 108-63, Harper 11-7, Baez 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 7-7, Myers 0-1, Mantei 3-0, Embree 0-0, Kazmir 8-7, Harper 0-0, Baez 3-2.
Batters faced: Wakefield 27, Myers 3, Mantei 5, Embree 1, Kazmir 29, Harper 3, Baez 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mantei 1-0, Baez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:49.
Att: 30,530.

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