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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 23, 2007
Delmon's dinger lifts Rays
Sox rallies fall short
The Red Sox put up a three-spot in the sixth and pulled within a run courtesy of Alex Cora's eighth-inning homer, but Boston dropped the finale to Tampa Bay despite having Rays-killer Tim Wakefield on the mound. The knuckleballer took his first loss at Tropicana Field after allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings.
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 Cora's homer
Devil Rays 5, Red Sox 4
Delmon Young and B.J. Upton celebrate Young's homer off Tim Wakefield. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays bedevil Wakefield
Tim Wakefield made 19 appearances at Tropicana Field, but the Rays had yet to beat him. But Delmon Young took the lefty deep in the second inning, giving his team a lead it would never relinquish en route to a broom-busting win. Jonny Gomes, Jorge Velandia and Josh Wilson all contributed RBI hits behind winning pitcher Edwin Jackson.
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 Young's two-run homer
BOS
Boston (92-64)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4   TB
Tampa Bay (64-92)
Won 1
September 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0   4 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 9/23/07  |  Recap: BOS|TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF3110100.372
Cora, 2B4221001.243
Ortiz, DH3011100.321
Lowell, 3B4000024.324
Drew, RF3001120.261
Crisp, CF4011000.268
Hinske, 1B4000013.207
Mirabelli, C3000010.213
  a-Varitek, PH1000000.257
Lugo, SS3110010.239
Totals32464378 

a-Popped out for Mirabelli in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Cora (3, 8th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Cora 5; Ortiz; Crisp; Lugo.
RBI: Ortiz (112), Drew (57), Crisp (60), Cora (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cora.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (9, 2nd base off Jackson/Casanova).

FIELDING
PB: Mirabelli (6).
DP: 3 (Cora-Lugo-Hinske, Corey-Lugo-Lowell-Mirabelli, Lowell-Cora-Hinske).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B3110102.282
Velandia, 2B4011021.423
Pena, 1B2000201.276
Upton, CF3110101.304
Young, RF4232013.294
Casanova, C3000001.221
  1-Ruggiano, PR0000000.000
  Navarro, C0000000.226
Gomes, LF4121012.248
Guzman, DH4020012.333
Wilson, SS3001013.239
Totals3051054616 


1-Ran for Casanova in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (20, Wakefield), Young (38, Wakefield).
HR: Young (13, 2nd inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Velandia; Upton; Young 7; Gomes 2; Guzman 2.
RBI: Young 2 (93), Gomes (46), Velandia (4), Wilson (24).
2-out RBI: Gomes; Velandia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Young 2; Wilson.
S: Wilson.
GIDP: Wilson; Upton.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton (21, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli), Young (10, 2nd base off Timlin/Mirabelli), Iwamura (12, 2nd base off Wakefield/Mirabelli).
CS: Gomes (4, 2nd base by Wakefield/Mirabelli).

FIELDING
DP: (Switzer-Casanova-Pena).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 16-12)5.07443514.80
Tavarez 0.12110005.03
Corey 1.20001100.00
Timlin 1.01000003.57
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (W, 5-15)5.15333505.96
Switzer (H, 1)0.20000007.71
Glover (H, 10)1.00000205.11
Wheeler (H, 18)1.01110015.40
Reyes (S, 25)1.00000005.06

HBP: Casanova (by Timlin).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 95-57, Tavarez 17-10, Corey 16-8, Timlin 15-10, Jackson 105-66, Switzer 3-2, Glover 15-10, Wheeler 11-8, Reyes 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 3-6, Tavarez 1-1, Corey 4-0, Timlin 0-3, Jackson 7-4, Switzer 2-0, Glover 1-0, Wheeler 3-0, Reyes 2-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 23, Tavarez 4, Corey 4, Timlin 5, Jackson 24, Switzer 1, Glover 3, Wheeler 4, Reyes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Corey 2-0, Switzer 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 30,310.

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