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Box > Boston 11, Tampa Bay 3
Sox fight back to salvage game
Jay Payton's eighth-inning grand slam broke open a tight contest that saw two bench-clearing tussles and the ejections of Bronson Arroyo, Trot Nixon and skipper Terry Francona.
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Blaine Neal and John Halama (right) restrain Trot Nixon after both benches cleared. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Aubrey Huff went 3-for-3 and Nick Green hit his first homer of the year, but the Devil Rays couldn't complete a sweep in the series finale that saw Lance Carter, Dewon Brazelton and manager Lou Piniella get thrown out.
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Devil Rays Coverage
• Notes: Bottom of order looking up
 
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BOS
Boston (12-11)
Won 1
Boston 11, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (8-16)
Lost 6
April 24, 2005
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Boston
2 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0   11 13 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0   3 11 1
Standings through 4/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5242101.333
Nixon, RF2100201.277
Payton, RF2114002.276
Ramirez, M, LF5112013.269
Ortiz, DH5111021.257
Millar, 1B4021100.293
McCarty, 1B0000000.500
Varitek, C4110112.317
Renteria, SS3220201.240
Vazquez, 3B5111006.167
Bellhorn, 2B3100212.242
Totals381113119519 

BATTING
2B: Damon (5, Nomo), Vazquez (2, Nomo).
HR: Ramirez, M (6, 7th inning off Carter, 0 on, 1 out), Payton (2, 8th inning off Bell, 3 on, 1 out), Ortiz (7, 8th inning off Bell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 5; Payton 4; Ramirez, M 4; Ortiz 4; Millar 2; Varitek; Renteria 2; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Ramirez, M 2 (20), Millar (8), Damon 2 (9), Vazquez (2), Payton 4 (10), Ortiz (16).
2-out RBI: Millar; Damon; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M 2; Renteria; Damon; Vazquez 2.
SF: Ramirez, M.
GIDP: Payton.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Renteria (1, 2nd base off Nomo/Johnson), Damon (4, 2nd base off Nomo/Johnson).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Bellhorn-Millar, Bellhorn-Renteria-Millar).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF5000014.278
Sanchez, DH3110010.273
b-Perez, PH-DH2011001.364
Lugo, SS5000004.289
Huff, RF3030000.284
Lee, 1B4011023.263
Cantu, 2B4010004.308
Singleton, CF3110012.292
Johnson, C0000000.364
a-Hall, PH-C3000103.265
Green, 3B4131012.250
Totals3631131623 

a-Grounded into a double play for Johnson in the 3rd. b-Singled for Sanchez in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Green (1, 5th inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sanchez; Perez; Huff 3; Lee; Cantu; Singleton; Green 6.
RBI: Lee (8), Green (3), Perez (5).
2-out RBI: Green; Perez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cantu; Lugo 2; Hall.
GIDP: Cantu; Hall.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Johnson (2, throw).
DP: (Lugo-Cantu-Lee).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (W, 2-0)6.07330214.01
Mantei (H, 2)0.10001105.14
Myers (H, 1)0.10000100.00
Timlin (H, 2)0.11000002.25
Halama 2.03000204.05
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nomo (L, 2-2)6.07443306.41
Carter 0.11110018.44
McClung 0.202221011.00
Miller 0.11221005.40
Bell 1.242231210.80

Arroyo pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
McClung pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Bell.
HBP: Huff (by Arroyo), Singleton (by Arroyo).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 85-58, Mantei 14-7, Myers 4-3, Timlin 5-4, Halama 34-22, Nomo 113-67, Carter 8-4, McClung 17-8, Miller 14-7, Bell 46-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 11-5, Mantei 0-0, Myers 0-0, Timlin 0-1, Halama 2-2, Nomo 8-7, Carter 0-1, McClung 0-1, Miller 1-0, Bell 3-1.
Batters faced: Arroyo 25, Mantei 2, Myers 1, Timlin 2, Halama 9, Nomo 28, Carter 2, McClung 4, Miller 3, Bell 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Mantei 1-0, Myers 2-0, Timlin 2-1, Miller 2-1, Bell 3-3.
EjectionsTampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Lance Carter ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th); Tampa Bay Devil Rays unknown 407376 ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th); Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th); Tampa Bay Devil Rays Manager Lou Piniella ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th); Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th); Boston Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon ejected by HP umpire Ted Barrett. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Terry Craft.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:32.
Att: 30,236.

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