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Buchholz denied
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Rays 2, Red Sox 1
Clay Buchholz reacts after giving up a two-run homer to Akinori Iwamura. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Clay Buchholz held the Rays to one hit until the eighth, when with two swings of Tampa Bay bats, what seemed a sure shutout victory turned into Boston's fourth straight loss. Jacoby Ellsbury knocked in the only run for the visitors with an RBI single in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (15-11)
Lost 4
Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1   TB
Tampa Bay (13-11)
Won 5
April 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   2 3 0
Standings thru 4/26/08  |  Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, RF4021001.296
Pedroia, 2B4000014.327
Drew, DH3010100.284
Ramirez, LF4000022.354
Youkilis, 1B3000110.319
Crisp, CF4110001.333
Varitek, C3000122.250
Lowrie, 3B2010101.357
Lugo, SS3000014.295
Totals301514715 

BATTING
TB: Ellsbury 2; Drew; Crisp; Lowrie.
RBI: Ellsbury (11).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4112020.221
Crawford, LF4000020.302
Upton, CF2010100.302
Pena, 1B2000111.195
Longoria, 3B3000023.267
Hinske, DH3000001.292
Gross, RF3000010.189
Riggans, C2000000.225
  a-Navarro, PH-C1110000.417
Bartlett, SS3000011.200
Totals27232296 

a-Singled for Riggans in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (5, Buchholz).
HR: Iwamura (1, 8th inning off Buchholz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Upton 2; Navarro.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Iwamura 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Hinske.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Upton (Crisp at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Upton-Pena, Longoria-Iwamura-Pena).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 1-2)8.03222914.08
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson 7.05113403.86
Miller 0.20001102.35
Dohmann (W, 2-0)0.10000102.38
Percival (S, 5)1.00000100.00

WP: Jackson.
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 113-76, Jackson 108-62, Miller 13-8, Dohmann 6-3, Percival 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 10-5, Jackson 9-7, Miller 0-1, Dohmann 0-0, Percival 0-2.
Batters faced: Buchholz 29, Jackson 27, Miller 3, Dohmann 1, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Dohmann 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:47.
Att: 36,048.

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