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Duel slips away from Sox
Devil Rays 5, Red Sox 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out six over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday afternoon. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Daisuke Matsuzaka took a shutout into the seventh, but the bid came to an end with a solo shot. Manny Delcarmen yielded two more homers as the Rays put up five in the frame. Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis hit consecutive homers in the eighth, but the Sox were unable to complete the comeback.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (64-41)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2   TB
Tampa Bay (39-65)
Won 1
July 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 8 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 7/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5010024.224
Pedroia, 2B4020011.317
Ortiz, DH4000013.316
Ramirez, LF4111011.303
Youkilis, 1B4121020.307
Lowell, 3B3000111.309
Crisp, CF3000112.279
Pena, RF3020001.229
  a-Varitek, PH0000100.271
Mirabelli, C1000112.183
  b-Drew, PH1000011.248
Totals3228241116 

a-Walked for Pena in the 9th. b-Struck out for Mirabelli in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pena (8, Kazmir).
HR: Ramirez (18, 8th inning off Glover, 0 on, 2 out), Youkilis (11, 8th inning off Glover, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo; Pedroia 2; Ramirez 4; Youkilis 5; Pena 3.
RBI: Ramirez (68), Youkilis (55).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Mirabelli; Pedroia; Lugo.
S: Mirabelli.
GIDP: Ortiz 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (18, 3rd base off Dohmann/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Youkilis).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4120002.290
Harris, SS3110102.303
Upton, CF4113014.337
Pena, 1B4121021.282
Young, RF4000021.287
Gomes, LF3010020.264
  Crawford, LF0000000.287
Norton, DH4000003.189
Navarro, C4131011.193
Wilson, 2B4020004.250
Totals3451251818 

BATTING
2B: Pena (19, Matsuzaka), Wilson (8, Matsuzaka).
HR: Navarro (3, 7th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out), Upton (13, 7th inning off Delcarmen, 2 on, 2 out), Pena (25, 7th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Harris; Upton 4; Pena 6; Gomes; Navarro 6; Wilson 3.
RBI: Navarro (21), Upton 3 (45), Pena (67).
2-out RBI: Upton 3; Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson 2; Pena; Navarro; Upton.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Iwamura (4, 2nd base by Matsuzaka/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wilson-Harris-Pena 2).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (L, 12-8)6.18221613.75
Delcarmen 0.23330122.70
Tavarez 1.01000105.08
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 6.06001803.85
Dohmann 0.20002005.68
Glover (W, 4-3)2.12221325.00

HBP: Gomes (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 113-70, Delcarmen 14-10, Tavarez 21-14, Kazmir 97-65, Dohmann 22-13, Glover 50-29.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 4-8, Delcarmen 1-0, Tavarez 2-0, Kazmir 7-3, Dohmann 2-0, Glover 3-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 27, Delcarmen 5, Tavarez 4, Kazmir 23, Dohmann 4, Glover 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-1, Glover 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:22.
Att: 34,813.

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