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Sox take series
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Red Sox 5, Tigers 1
Jacoby Ellsbury knocks in Jason Varitek with a sacrifice fly. (Duane Burleson/AP)
En route to his fourth win, Josh Beckett recorded eight strikeouts, including the 1,000th of his career. He got all the support he'd need in the second courtesy of Jason Varitek's two-run single. Kevin Youkilis' two-run homer, his fourth dinger of the series, was simply icing on the cake.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (23-14)
Won 1
Boston 5, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (15-21)
Lost 1
May 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 13 0
Detroit
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: BOS | DET  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4121002.290
Pedroia, 2B5010016.301
Ortiz, DH5020016.239
Youkilis, 1B5112013.313
Lowell, 3B5120002.260
Drew, RF5110023.277
Varitek, C2112210.253
Crisp, CF4030000.315
Lugo, SS3000014.286
Totals3851352726 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (6, Dolsi).
HR: Youkilis (7, 5th inning off Verlander, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia; Ortiz 3; Youkilis 4; Lowell 2; Drew; Varitek; Crisp 3.
RBI: Varitek 2 (13), Ellsbury (13), Youkilis 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz 3; Ellsbury; Drew 2.
SF: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Drew.
Team LOB: 10.

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4000042.254
Polanco, 2B3010000.272
Guillen, 3B4010001.313
Ordonez, RF4010002.304
Cabrera, 1B4000022.252
Joyce, LF4000010.182
Thames, DH4120010.261
Inge, C4010011.227
Santiago, SS3011000.370
Totals34171098 

BATTING
TB: Polanco; Guillen; Ordonez; Thames 2; Inge; Santiago.
RBI: Santiago (9).
2-out RBI: Santiago.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Ordonez; Granderson.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Verlander-Santiago-Cabrera).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 4-2)7.06110803.70
Hansen 1.00000006.23
Delcarmen 1.01000106.75
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 1-6)6.09551516.43
Dolsi 1.13001203.00
Rapada 0.21000001.00
Lopez 1.00000002.01

WP: Verlander.
HBP: Polanco (by Beckett), Lugo (by Verlander).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 102-73, Hansen 12-7, Delcarmen 11-7, Verlander 107-64, Dolsi 28-16, Rapada 10-5, Lopez 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 6-7, Hansen 2-1, Delcarmen 1-1, Verlander 5-8, Dolsi 0-2, Rapada 1-1, Lopez 0-3.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Hansen 3, Delcarmen 4, Verlander 28, Dolsi 8, Rapada 3, Lopez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rapada 2-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 38,952.

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