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Papelbon makes history
Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 6
Mike Lowell gets his left hand checked after getting hit by a pitch. (Mike Carlson/AP)
 Ortiz's RBI triple
 Papelbon's historic save
The Red Sox used a five-run fourth inning to take a lead they would never surrender and hand Jon Lester his second victory of the season. Jonathan Papelbon struck out three of the four batters he faced to become the first pitcher in club history to record at least two 30-save seasons.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (76-50)
Won 2
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 6   TB
Tampa Bay (47-78)
Lost 2
August 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0   8 11 1
Tampa Bay
2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0   6 4 1
Standings thru 8/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5110012.324
Youkilis, 1B5110012.289
Ortiz, DH4221101.318
Ramirez, LF4011012.290
Lowell, 3B3110001.315
Drew, RF4110013.262
Varitek, C4111020.265
Crisp, CF4112010.273
Lugo, SS4022000.242
Totals3781171711 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (30, Sonnanstine), Crisp (22, Sonnanstine), Lugo (29, Sonnanstine), Pedroia (27, Dohmann).
3B: Ortiz (1, Sonnanstine).
TB: Pedroia 2; Youkilis 2; Ortiz 4; Ramirez; Lowell; Drew; Varitek; Crisp 2; Lugo 3.
RBI: Ortiz (80), Ramirez (85), Varitek (52), Crisp 2 (46), Lugo 2 (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Drew.
SF: Ramirez.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Pedroia (5, fielding).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).
Pickoffs: Lester (Iwamura at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B3113200.282
Crawford, LF4010011.312
Upton, CF3100123.308
Pena, 1B3112100.266
Young, RF3000111.287
Harris, 2B4000012.290
Gomes, DH4110021.257
Wilson, SS1100110.236
  a-Norton, PH1000010.211
Navarro, C4100013.202
Totals3064561011 

a-Struck out for Wilson in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pena (28, 1st inning off Lester, 1 on, 2 out), Iwamura (4, 5th inning off Lester, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford; Pena 4; Gomes.
RBI: Pena 2 (81), Iwamura 3 (19).
2-out RBI: Pena 2; Iwamura 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton.
GIDP: Harris.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Iwamura (7, 2nd base by Lester/Varitek).
PO: Iwamura (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
E: Wilson (15, fielding).
DP: (Wilson-Harris-Pena).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 2-0)5.14554425.67
Delcarmen (H, 7)1.10101102.57
Okajima (H, 23)1.00001201.19
Papelbon (S, 30)1.10000301.77
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (L, 2-9)5.08770506.53
Dohmann 1.22100102.16
Balfour 1.11000106.92
Glover 1.00001005.14

WP: Lester.
HBP: Wilson (by Delcarmen), Lowell (by Sonnanstine).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 97-54, Delcarmen 23-11, Okajima 21-14, Papelbon 15-11, Sonnanstine 99-67, Dohmann 29-19, Balfour 20-11, Glover 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 6-5, Delcarmen 3-0, Okajima 0-1, Papelbon 0-1, Sonnanstine 4-6, Dohmann 2-2, Balfour 1-2, Glover 2-1.
Batters faced: Lester 23, Delcarmen 5, Okajima 5, Papelbon 4, Sonnanstine 24, Dohmann 8, Balfour 5, Glover 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-0, Okajima 2-1, Papelbon 1-0, Balfour 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:17.
Att: 16,393.

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