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Sox suddenly surging
Red Sox 8, Rays 7
Kevin Youkilis and the Sox staged the second-biggest rally in playoff history. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)
Rays win series, 4-3
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 BOS 2 @ TB 0 Fri Oct. 10    
Gm 2 BOS 8 @ TB 9 Sat Oct. 11    
Gm 3 TB 9 @ BOS 1 Mon Oct. 13    
Gm 4 TB 13 @ BOS 4 Tue Oct. 14    
Gm 5 TB 7 @ BOS 8 Thu Oct. 16    
Gm 6 BOS 4 @ TB 2 Sat Oct. 18    
Gm 7 BOS 1 @ TB 3 Sun Oct. 19    
TB
Tampa Bay
BOS
Boston
October 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0   7 8 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1   8 11 0
Recap: TB | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 .238
Upton, B, CF 4 2 3 4 1 1 1 .400
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 2 2 1 1 2 .368
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .286
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .409
Floyd, C, DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  a-Aybar, W, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .429
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Bartlett, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .211
Totals 33 7 8 7 6 6 12  

a-Popped out for Floyd, C in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (1, Papelbon).
HR: Upton, B (3, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 0 out), Pena, C (3, 3rd inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 1 out), Longoria (4, 3rd inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria 4; Upton, B 7; Pena, C 5; Iwamura.
RBI: Upton, B 4 (10), Pena, C 2 (6), Longoria (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Crawford, C 2.
GIDP: Longoria, Pena, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gross (1, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Iwamura 2 (2, 3rd base off Okajima/Varitek, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek), Bartlett (1, 3rd base off Papelbon/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Gross (Crisp at 2nd base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 .417
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .400
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 1 3 0 2 1 .105
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 .409
Bay, LF 3 1 0 0 2 2 3 .333
Drew, J, RF 4 1 2 3 1 0 0 .235
Lowrie, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .143
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  a-Casey, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Cash, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Kotsay, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .286
Totals 36 8 11 8 5 9 12  

a-Struck out for Varitek in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lowrie (1, Balfour), Kotsay (3, Wheeler, D).
HR: Ortiz, D (1, 7th inning off Balfour, 2 on, 2 out), Drew, J (1, 8th inning off Wheeler, D, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 4; Lowrie 2; Crisp 2; Pedroia; Drew, J 5; Youkilis 2; Kotsay 3.
RBI: Pedroia (4), Ortiz, D 3 (3), Drew, J 3 (3), Crisp (1).
2-out RBI: Pedroia; Ortiz, D 3; Crisp; Drew, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Crisp; Kotsay.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lowrie-Pedroia-Kotsay, Pedroia-Lowrie-Kotsay).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir 6.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 4.35
Balfour 0.2 4 4 4 0 0 1 22.50
Wheeler, D (BS, 2) 1.1 3 3 3 1 1 1 5.79
Howell (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.50
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka 4.0 5 5 5 2 2 3 4.09
Okajima 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Delcarmen 0.0 0 2 2 2 0 0 31.50
Papelbon 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Masterson (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.93

Matsuzaka pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Delcarmen pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Kazmir.
IBB: Pena, C (by Papelbon), Bay (by Howell).
HBP: Varitek (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 111-62, Balfour 25-15, Wheeler, D 33-19, Howell 25-14, Matsuzaka 82-53, Okajima 28-17, Delcarmen 17-9, Papelbon 38-23, Masterson 15-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 7-4, Balfour 0-2, Wheeler, D 0-2, Howell 1-0, Matsuzaka 3-4, Okajima 2-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Papelbon 2-1, Masterson 1-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 24, Balfour 6, Wheeler, D 7, Howell 5, Matsuzaka 19, Okajima 7, Delcarmen 2, Papelbon 7, Masterson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-0, Papelbon 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Sam Holbrook. LF: Brian O'Nora. RF: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 4:08.
Att: 38,437.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 16, 2008
October 16, 2008

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