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Kazmir aced out by Sox
Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 1
Scott Kazmir fanned nine batters, but suffered his ninth loss. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
 Young's RBI double
The Rays were unable to put a dent in the Red Sox's playoff pursuits, as Scott Kazmir yielded three runs on four hits over five innings. Delmon Young went 2-for-4 and drove in his club's lone run as Tampa Bay managed little else off Josh Beckett.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (91-63)
Won 1
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (63-91)
Lost 4
September 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4   8 9 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 2
Standings thru 9/21/07  |  Recap: BOS|TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF-CF4220111.372
Pedroia, 2B2210101.318
Ortiz, DH5134020.322
Lowell, 3B5111034.326
Kielty, RF3000220.235
Varitek, C4111023.252
Crisp, CF3000136.268
  a-Moss, PH-LF1010000.217
Lugo, SS4000111.238
Hinske, 1B4100032.211
Totals3589661718 

a-Tripled for Crisp in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (5, Kazmir).
3B: Moss (1, Balfour).
HR: Varitek (14, 8th inning off Glover, 0 on, 0 out), Ortiz (32, 9th inning off Ridgway, 2 on, 0 out), Lowell (20, 9th inning off Balfour, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Pedroia; Ortiz 6; Lowell 4; Varitek 4; Moss 3.
RBI: Ortiz 4 (111), Varitek (64), Lowell (110).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo; Crisp 4; Hinske.
S: Pedroia.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (27, 2nd base off Kazmir/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B4000021.282
Norton, DH3100110.227
Pena, 1B3000110.275
Upton, CF4010012.306
Young, RF4021010.292
Gomes, LF3000024.247
  a-Ruggiano, J, PH1000010.000
Navarro, C3000010.228
Velandia, 2B3010020.556
Wilson, SS3000011.244
Totals311412138 

a-Struck out for Gomes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (37, Beckett).
TB: Upton; Young 3; Velandia.
RBI: Young (91).
2-out RBI: Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes 3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Navarro 2 (12, pickoff, throw).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 20-6)6.04112803.14
Delcarmen (H, 10)1.10000202.20
Lopez (H, 12)0.20000102.97
Gagne 1.00000204.10
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 13-9)5.04324903.54
Switzer 0.21000008.79
Dohmann 1.10000303.41
Glover 1.01110215.18
Ridgway 0.0133101--
Balfour 1.02111318.34

Ridgway pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Kazmir.
HBP: Hinske (by Kazmir), Varitek (by Kazmir), Pedroia (by Ridgway).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 113-78, Delcarmen 16-10, Lopez 6-5, Gagne 12-9, Kazmir 91-54, Switzer 8-5, Dohmann 19-13, Glover 23-15, Ridgway 13-6, Balfour 33-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 5-5, Delcarmen 1-1, Lopez 1-0, Gagne 1-0, Kazmir 1-5, Switzer 0-2, Dohmann 1-0, Glover 0-1, Ridgway 0-0, Balfour 0-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 24, Delcarmen 4, Lopez 2, Gagne 3, Kazmir 25, Switzer 3, Dohmann 4, Glover 4, Ridgway 3, Balfour 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:23.
Att: 27,369.

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