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Varitek's hit backs rookie
Red Sox 4, Braves 1
Jason Varitek hits a three-run double in the third inning. (John Bazemore/AP)
 Varitek doubles in three runs
Jon Lester showed Red Sox Nation why he is one of the organization's top prospects, giving up one run in six innings to pick up his first career victory. Jason Varitek provided the big blow, driving in three runs with a third-inning double.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 16, 2006
BOS
Boston (37-28)
Won 1
Boston 4, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (30-38)
Lost 5
June 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 6 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 6/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Braves Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF3100100.275
Loretta, 2B4010001.294
Ortiz, 1B4000022.259
Timlin, P0000000.000
Papelbon, P0000000.000
Ramirez, LF3100111.282
Nixon, RF3210101.320
Varitek, C4033010.262
Lowell, 3B4011012.316
Cora, SS4000013.260
Lester, P2000012.000
a-Snow, PH1000000.209
Seanez, P0000000.000
Youkilis, 1B0000000.319
Totals324643712 

a-Flied out for Lester in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Varitek (8, Hudson).
TB: Loretta; Nixon; Varitek 4; Lowell.
RBI: Lowell (35), Varitek 3 (33).
2-out RBI: Varitek 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lester; Lowell.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Varitek (2, 2nd base by Paronto/Pratt).
PO: Varitek (1st base by Paronto).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B4020020.241
Renteria, SS3000121.321
Jones, C, 3B3011010.288
Jones, A, CF3000101.267
Francoeur, RF3000103.246
Diaz, LF4020000.356
Jordan, 1B1000010.214
LaRoche, 1B3000003.247
Pratt, C3110020.203
b-Betemit, PH1000001.291
Hudson, P1000000.103
a-Orr, PH1000000.203
McBride, P0000000.000
Paronto, P0000000.000
c-McCann, PH1000001.362
Totals311613810 

a-Lined out for Hudson in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Pratt in the 9th. c-Lined out for Paronto in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Giles 2; Jones, C; Diaz 2; Pratt.
RBI: Jones, C (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche; Francoeur 2.
S: Hudson.
SF: Jones, C.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Paronto (Varitek at 1st base).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 1-0)6.05113503.48
Seanez (H, 2)1.00000204.23
Timlin (H, 12)1.00000101.27
Papelbon (S, 21)1.01000000.27
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson (L, 6-5)7.05443603.88
McBride 1.00000003.79
Paronto 1.01000102.37

WP: Hudson.
Pitches-strikes: Lester 93-54, Seanez 14-8, Timlin 7-6, Papelbon 16-10, Hudson 123-75, McBride 8-4, Paronto 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 6-7, Seanez 0-1, Timlin 1-1, Papelbon 1-2, Hudson 9-6, McBride 2-1, Paronto 0-1.
Batters faced: Lester 26, Seanez 3, Timlin 3, Papelbon 4, Hudson 29, McBride 3, Paronto 3.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:48.
Att: 51,038.

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