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Wakefield earns ninth win
Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 5
Tim Wakefield is now 16-2 in his career against the Devil Rays. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Tim Wakefield's dominance over the Devil Rays continued on Independence Day, as the veteran righty knuckled down to send the Rays to their 10th straight loss. Wakefield pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits to improve to 16-2 in his career against Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 04, 2007
TB
Tampa Bay (33-50)
Lost 10
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 5   BOS
Boston (52-31)
Won 3
July 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0   5 9 0
Boston
1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 X   7 9 0
Standings thru 7/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5110010.290
Crawford, LF5132000.286
Harris, SS5010024.305
Pena, 1B2012200.285
Norton, RF3000014.195
  a-Gomes, PH-RF1000011.246
Young, DH4000000.269
Wigginton, 2B4110010.269
Casanova, C3221100.306
Mohr, CF4000023.167
Totals365953812 

a-Struck out for Norton in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Harris (17, Wakefield), Crawford (20, Lopez).
HR: Casanova (4, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 4; Harris 2; Pena; Wigginton; Casanova 5.
RBI: Casanova (7), Crawford 2 (51), Pena 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Casanova; Pena 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Norton 2; Harris.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (21, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF4110000.263
Cora, 2B3111000.283
Ortiz, DH3110111.307
Drew, RF4121022.261
Lowell, 3B4222002.296
Hinske, 1B3000132.210
Ellsbury, LF4111001.286
Mirabelli, C4012030.178
Lugo, SS3000001.192
Totals32797299 

BATTING
2B: Drew 2 (14, Jackson, Jackson), Ellsbury (1, Jackson), Cora (5, Jackson).
3B: Crisp (3, Jackson).
HR: Lowell (13, 5th inning off Jackson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Crisp 3; Cora 2; Ortiz; Drew 4; Lowell 5; Ellsbury 2; Mirabelli.
RBI: Cora (15), Ellsbury (1), Mirabelli 2 (7), Drew (33), Lowell 2 (57).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury; Mirabelli 2; Drew; Lowell 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell.
S: Cora.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 1-9)5.09771517.26
Stokes 1.00000105.54
Fossum 2.00001307.17
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (W, 9-8)6.17442214.39
Lopez 0.12110103.43
Delcarmen (H, 4)1.10001302.16
Papelbon (S, 20)1.00000201.69

WP: Jackson, Wakefield.
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 101-64, Stokes 11-7, Fossum 30-19, Wakefield 90-59, Lopez 11-6, Delcarmen 21-11, Papelbon 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 4-6, Stokes 0-2, Fossum 3-0, Wakefield 4-13, Lopez 0-0, Delcarmen 1-0, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Jackson 25, Stokes 3, Fossum 7, Wakefield 28, Lopez 3, Delcarmen 5, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 3-3, Delcarmen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 36,629.

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