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'Pen gives real relief
Red Sox 9, Angels 6
Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis celebrate after scoring in the fourth. (Mark Avery/AP)
 Pedroia's solo shot
The Red Sox bullpen allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings of relief of left-hander Jon Lester, who struggled through 3 1/3 innings, allowing five runs. Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, and Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell each added two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (69-45)
Won 1
Boston 9, LA Angels 6   LAA
LA Angels (66-47)
Lost 1
August 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 4 2 0 1 2 0   9 14 2
LA Angels
1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0   6 11 1
Standings thru 8/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Angels Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4121000.228
Pedroia, 2B5331001.326
Youkilis, 1B3111010.306
Ramirez, DH5112012.296
Drew, CF-RF4121100.254
Lowell, 3B4042100.311
Varitek, C5000007.261
Pena, LF3000011.219
  Crisp, CF1100110.276
Moss, RF-LF5110003.143
Totals3991483414 

BATTING
2B: Lowell 3 (28, Moseley, Moseley, Jones), Ramirez (28, Moseley), Drew (20, Moseley).
HR: Pedroia (5, 7th inning off Speier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Pedroia 6; Youkilis; Ramirez 2; Drew 3; Lowell 7; Moss.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (75), Drew (42), Lowell 2 (77), Youkilis (62), Pedroia (35), Lugo (50).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 3; Moss 2; Ramirez.
SF: Youkilis; Lugo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pedroia (5, 2nd base off Moseley/Mathis), Lugo (27, 3rd base off Moseley/Mathis).
PO: Lugo (1st base by Mathis).

FIELDING
E: Drew (5, throw), Lugo (13, fielding).
DP: 2 (Pedroia, Lowell-Youkilis-Lowell).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, RF2220200.304
  Budde, C0000000.000
Figgins, 3B4023013.340
Cabrera, SS5001017.303
Guerrero, DH5120000.329
Quinlan, 1B2000011.256
  a-Kotchman, PH-1B3000021.304
Anderson, LF3110200.285
Matthews, CF4111013.274
Mathis, C3000013.203
  b-Izturis, PH-2B1000000.266
Aybar, E, 2B-RF3131100.255
Totals3561165718 

a-Grounded out for Quinlan in the 5th. b-Flied out for Mathis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Figgins (18, Lester), Guerrero (37, Tavarez).
TB: Willits 2; Figgins 3; Guerrero 3; Anderson; Matthews; Aybar, E 3.
RBI: Cabrera (65), Aybar, E (16), Figgins 3 (41), Matthews (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera 4; Mathis.
S: Willits.
SF: Figgins.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Willits (23, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek), Aybar, E 2 (4, 3rd base off Lester/Varitek, 3rd base off Okajima/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Shields (1, pickoff).
PB: Mathis (3).
Pickoffs: Mathis (Lugo at 1st base).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 3.18553306.43
Tavarez 1.01111005.20
Timlin (BS, 1)1.11000003.47
Okajima (W, 3-0)1.10000200.98
Gagne (H, 3)1.01001102.48
Papelbon (S, 26)1.00000101.99
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moseley 4.210661104.93
Oliver 1.10000104.50
Speier (L, 1-3)1.02111112.15
Shields 1.01200102.85
Jones 1.01001008.44

WP: Shields.
HBP: Youkilis (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 93-54, Tavarez 14-7, Timlin 22-17, Okajima 23-13, Gagne 24-13, Papelbon 10-10, Moseley 83-55, Oliver 21-15, Speier 23-16, Shields 26-15, Jones 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 3-4, Tavarez 1-2, Timlin 2-2, Okajima 2-0, Gagne 0-2, Papelbon 0-2, Moseley 6-6, Oliver 2-1, Speier 1-1, Shields 1-2, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: Lester 20, Tavarez 4, Timlin 5, Okajima 5, Gagne 5, Papelbon 3, Moseley 24, Oliver 4, Speier 6, Shields 6, Jones 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Tavarez 1-0, Timlin 2-1, Okajima 1-0, Oliver 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:02.
Att: 44,243.

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