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Ortiz, Wakefield dominate
Red Sox 3, Athletics 2
David Ortiz follows the path of his sixth-inning solo shot. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Tim Wakefield pitched nine exceptional innings and David Ortiz ripped a solo homer, but the big blow, so to speak, came when Manny Ramirez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th, scoring the game-winning run.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 16, 2005
OAK
Oakland (81-66)
Lost 1
Boston 3, Oakland 2   BOS
Boston (86-61)
Won 1
September 16, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   3 7 0
Standings through 9/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B4110102.318
Kendall, C4020001.266
Kotsay, CF4101002.278
Chavez, 3B4010001.269
Payton, LF4011001.277
Ginter, LF0000000.164
Hatteberg, DH4000002.268
Johnson, 1B4010010.283
Bocachica, RF3000011.143
a-Swisher, PH-RF1000000.234
Scutaro, SS4020011.239
Totals362821311 

a-Flied out for Bocachica in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Ellis (20, Wakefield), Scutaro (19, Timlin).
TB: Ellis 2; Kendall 2; Chavez; Payton; Johnson; Scutaro 3.
RBI: Kotsay (75), Payton (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Ellis.
GIDP: Kendall; Hatteberg.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Kendall (4).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Ellis-Johnson 2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF3000202.319
Renteria, SS4000004.275
Ortiz, DH4111100.297
Ramirez, M, LF3011120.284
Millar, RF-1B4110012.279
Olerud, 1B0000000.315
Youkilis, 1B2010111.278
1-Stern, PR0000000.133
Nixon, RF1000010.279
Mirabelli, C4010021.223
Mueller, 3B4000033.293
Graffanino, 2B4020012.309
2-Machado, PR0100000.000
Totals3337251115 


1-Ran for Youkilis in the 7th. 2-Ran for Graffanino in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Millar (27, Kennedy), Ramirez, M (30, Kennedy), Graffanino 2 (15, Kennedy, Cruz).
HR: Ortiz (43, 6th inning off Kennedy, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz 4; Ramirez, M 2; Millar 2; Youkilis; Mirabelli; Graffanino 4.
RBI: Ortiz (132), Ramirez, M (123).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Youkilis; Damon; Renteria 2.
GIDP: Renteria; Millar.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Damon (Kendall at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Renteria-Graffanino-Youkilis, Graffanino-Renteria-Youkilis).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy 6.06213515.84
Calero 0.20000203.44
Rincon 0.00001004.72
Duchscherer 2.10000402.27
Cruz (L, 0-3)0.11111007.04
Yabu 0.00000004.09
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield 9.07221304.07
Timlin (W, 7-2)1.01000001.94

Kennedy pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Rincon pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Timlin.
IBB: Ortiz (by Cruz).
HBP: Renteria (by Cruz), Ramirez, M (by Yabu).
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy 104-67, Calero 7-6, Rincon 6-2, Duchscherer 27-21, Cruz 19-8, Yabu 3-1, Wakefield 112-77, Timlin 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kennedy 11-2, Calero 0-0, Rincon 0-0, Duchscherer 2-1, Cruz 1-0, Yabu 0-0, Wakefield 18-6, Timlin 2-1.
Batters faced: Kennedy 25, Calero 2, Rincon 1, Duchscherer 7, Cruz 4, Yabu 1, Wakefield 33, Timlin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 2-0, Rincon 2-0, Duchscherer 3-0, Yabu 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 65 degrees, rain.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:07 (1:37 delay, 0).
Att: 35,249.

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