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Sonnanstine sinks Rays
Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 6
Akinori Iwamura celebrates his fourth long ball of the year with Jonny Gomes. (Mike Carlson/AP)
 Pena's two-run homer
 Iwamura's two-run blast
Carlos Pena smacked his career-best 28th long ball, and Akinori Iwamura added a three-run tater, but Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine was roughed up by the Red Sox. The right-hander fanned five batters and walked none, but he yielded seven runs on eight hits over five innings.
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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
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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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