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Ramirez delivers in a pinch
Red Sox 4, Twins 3
Manny Ramirez pointed the Red Sox to their fifth straight win. (Winslow Townson/AP)
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With the theme to Superman playing and the Fenway crowd chanting his name, Manny Ramirez strode to the on-deck circle as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. He then entered the batter's box and ripped 1-2 pitch to center for the game-winning RBI.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2005
MIN
Minnesota (54-50)
Lost 4
Boston 4, Minnesota 3   BOS
Boston (59-45)
Won 5
July 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 7 0
Boston
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 X   4 8 1
Standings through 7/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5010022.282
Rodriguez, 2B2000312.282
Mauer, C3000204.302
Tiffee, 3B5020016.205
Jones, J, RF3111000.274
Morneau, 1B4111113.252
1-Cuddyer, PR0000000.263
Ford, CF5110024.248
Ryan, DH4000113.239
Punto, SS3010112.251
Totals343728926 


1-Ran for Morneau in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tiffee (5, Myers), Stewart (18, Timlin).
HR: Morneau (14, 4th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 2 out), Jones, J (15, 6th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stewart 2; Tiffee 3; Jones, J 4; Morneau 4; Ford; Punto.
RBI: Morneau (50), Jones, J (53).
2-out RBI: Morneau.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ryan; Tiffee 4; Mauer 2; Ford.
S: Jones, J.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ford (5, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Tiffee-Morneau).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4010001.339
Renteria, SS4110011.272
Ortiz, DH3111100.297
Olerud, 1B3221000.287
Stern, RF0000000.167
a-Ramirez, M, PH-LF1011000.275
Varitek, C4010012.307
Millar, LF-1B2001000.278
Mueller, 3B3000001.283
Cora, 2B3010001.213
Kapler, RF-LF-RF3000021.286
Totals30484147 

a-Singled for Stern in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Varitek (23, Radke), Renteria (17, Rincon).
HR: Ortiz (25, 4th inning off Radke, 0 on, 1 out), Olerud (3, 4th inning off Radke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Renteria 2; Ortiz 4; Olerud 5; Ramirez, M; Varitek 2; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz (88), Olerud (18), Millar (38), Ramirez, M (93).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cora; Varitek.
SF: Millar.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Mueller (6, throw).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Radke 7.06330323.88
Rincon (L, 4-4)1.02111102.64
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Papelbon 5.14325723.38
Delcarmen 0.10001100.00
Myers 1.01000003.04
Timlin (W, 4-1)1.12001101.38
Schilling (S, 5)1.00001006.23

IBB: Ortiz (by Rincon), Mauer (by Timlin).
HBP: Jones, J (by Papelbon).
Pitches-strikes: Radke 99-68, Rincon 26-14, Papelbon 100-60, Delcarmen 13-6, Myers 13-8, Timlin 26-16, Schilling 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Radke 7-11, Rincon 2-0, Papelbon 5-4, Delcarmen 0-0, Myers 3-0, Timlin 1-2, Schilling 1-2.
Batters faced: Radke 26, Rincon 6, Papelbon 26, Delcarmen 3, Myers 4, Timlin 7, Schilling 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 2-1, Myers 3-0, Timlin 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 34,929.

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