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Big third holds up
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Red Sox 6, Tigers 3
Tim Wakefield allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. (Duane Burleson/AP)
The patient Red Sox drew four walks in the third inning, and Jason Bay delivered a two-run double to highlight the six-run frame as Boston completed a three-game road sweep in Detroit. Tim Wakefield pitched into the seventh for the win.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (32-22)
Won 4
Boston 6, Detroit 3   DET
Detroit (28-24)
Lost 3
June 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 6 0
Detroit
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
Standings thru 6/4/09  |  Recap: BOS | DET  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .325
Drew, J, DH 1 1 0 1 4 1 0 .253
Youkilis, 1B 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .362
  a-Kotsay, PH-1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000
Bay, LF 5 1 1 2 0 2 2 .283
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .302
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .265
Ellsbury, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .313
Lugo, SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .266
Kottaras, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .188
Totals 31 6 6 6 9 7 22  

a-Flied out for Youkilis in the 4th.

BATTING
2B: Bay (14, Miner).
TB: Ellsbury; Lowell 2; Baldelli; Pedroia; Bay 2.
RBI: Drew, J (27), Youkilis (34), Bay 2 (53), Lowell (36), Baldelli (7).
2-out RBI: Baldelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay; Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Baldelli 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Kotsay, Wakefield-Pedroia-Lugo-Kotsay).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Thomas, C, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247
Santiago, R, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .306
Ordonez, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .275
Cabrera, M, 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .354
  Larish, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .224
Granderson, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .271
Inge, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .280
Raburn, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .265
Everett, SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .267
  b-Polanco, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Sardinha, C 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .115
  a-Laird, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .224
Totals 34 3 10 3 1 6 12  

a-Struck out for Sardinha in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Everett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Inge (8, Wakefield), Raburn (2, Wakefield).
TB: Inge 4; Cabrera, M; Sardinha; Santiago, R 2; Raburn 2; Ordonez; Granderson.
RBI: Inge 2 (35), Everett (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett; Polanco.
GIDP: Thomas, C, Larish.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Inge (3, 2nd base by Wakefield/Kottaras).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Everett-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M, Inge-Santiago, R-Larish).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (W, 7-3) 6.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 4.50
Masterson (H, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.20
Okajima (H, 9) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25
Papelbon (S, 14) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.25
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Willis (L, 1-3) 2.1 0 5 5 5 3 0 6.84
Miner 4.0 4 1 1 2 2 0 5.29
Perry 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27
Zumaya 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.65
Rodney 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.86

HBP: Ellsbury (by Willis).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 81-59, Masterson 11-8, Okajima 10-8, Papelbon 21-12, Willis 53-24, Miner 67-40, Perry 4-4, Zumaya 24-16, Rodney 24-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 8-6, Masterson 0-0, Okajima 1-0, Papelbon 2-0, Willis 3-0, Miner 4-4, Perry 0-2, Zumaya 2-0, Rodney 0-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 25, Masterson 2, Okajima 3, Papelbon 5, Willis 12, Miner 17, Perry 2, Zumaya 6, Rodney 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Masterson 1-0, Miner 3-3, Perry 1-0.
Ejections: Detroit Tigers Manager Jim Leyland ejected by HP umpire Jeff Nelson (3rd)
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 61 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 31,353.
Venue: Comerica Park.
June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009

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