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Box > Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1
Wakefield, Sox break out brooms
Carl Crawford's single in the second inning scored Travis Lee to give Tampa Bay an early edge. But unfortunately for the Devil Rays, it was their last hit of the afternoon en route to their third straight loss. In five innings, Scott Kazmir allowed all three runs.
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Veteran Tim Wakefield and his knuckleball set the tone for the Red Sox. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Tim Wakefield procured his second win by limiting Tampa Bay to just one run and four hits over six innings. Edgar Renteria smacked a solo homer in the third, and then Jay Payton added a two-run single later in the frame.
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Tampa Bay (4-8)
Lost 3
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1   BOS
Boston (7-5)
Won 4
April 17, 2005
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Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
Boston
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 7 0
Standings through 4/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4021011.261
Lugo, J, SS4010012.267
Sanchez, CF4000022.231
Huff, RF4000022.267
Phelps, DH4000012.273
Lee, 1B4110000.263
Cantu, 2B3000101.312
Johnson, C1000200.400
Gonzalez, 3B2000014.355
Totals301413814 

BATTING
2B: Crawford (2, Wakefield), Lee (3, Wakefield).
TB: Crawford 3; Lugo, J; Lee 2.
RBI: Crawford (11).
2-out RBI: Crawford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phelps 2; Lugo, J.
GIDP: Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo, J (6, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
E: Lugo, J (5, throw).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3010112.277
Renteria, SS4111004.255
Ramirez, M, LF4000014.222
Ortiz, DH3110110.295
Millar, 1B3120100.243
McCarty, 1B0000000.500
Payton, RF4012014.333
Mirabelli, C3000112.182
Mueller, 3B3000102.205
Bellhorn, 2B4010012.250
Totals313735620 

BATTING
2B: Bellhorn (5, Kazmir), Damon (3, Waechter).
HR: Renteria (2, 3rd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria 4; Ortiz; Millar 2; Payton; Bellhorn 2.
RBI: Renteria (8), Payton 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton 2; Ramirez, M 3.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Mueller-Bellhorn-Millar).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 0-1)5.06334314.80
Waechter 3.01001300.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 2-0)6.04113501.37
Mantei (H, 1)0.20000005.79
Embree (H, 1)1.10000302.35
Foulke (S, 2)1.00000003.86

HBP: Gonzalez (by Mantei).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 97-52, Waechter 39-25, Wakefield 100-65, Mantei 9-4, Embree 17-11, Foulke 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 8-4, Waechter 3-3, Wakefield 6-7, Mantei 2-0, Embree 1-0, Foulke 2-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Waechter 11, Wakefield 24, Mantei 3, Embree 4, Foulke 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 35,232.

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