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Kawakami sparkles
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Braves 8, Red Sox 2
Kenshin Kawakami picked up his fourth win after striking out five in six innings on Friday. (AP)
Billed as a Kenshin Kawakami-Daisuke Matsuzaka duel, Kawakami outpitched his more heralded countryman. The righty, who allowed just two hits, picked up his first win in five starts, thanks to multihit nights from Nate McLouth, Yunel Escobar, Brian McCann and Garret Anderson.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (32-34)
Won 2
Atlanta 8, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (40-27)
Lost 2
June 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1   8 11 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 2 1
Standings thru 6/19/09  |  Recap: ATL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Red Sox stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 .260
Escobar, Y, SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 .286
Jones, C, 3B 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .301
McCann, C 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .327
Anderson, G, DH 3 1 3 4 1 0 0 .273
Diaz, M, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .276
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 6 .273
Francoeur, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .248
Johnson, K, 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .227
Totals 34 8 11 8 7 2 21  

BATTING
2B: Jones, C (11, Matsuzaka), McLouth (11, Matsuzaka), McCann (11, Matsuzaka), Anderson, G (8, Matsuzaka).
HR: McLouth (12, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Diaz, M; Anderson, G 4; Jones, C 2; Escobar, Y 2; McLouth 6; McCann 3.
RBI: McLouth 2 (42), Anderson, G 4 (23), Escobar, Y (36), Kotchman (26).
2-out RBI: McLouth; Escobar, Y.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur.
SF: Kotchman; Anderson, G.
GIDP: McLouth, Escobar, Y.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Escobar, Y (9, throw).
PB: McCann (3).
DP: (Escobar, Y-Johnson, K-Kotchman).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .291
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .257
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .317
Bay, LF 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 .283
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .207
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .288
Ellsbury, CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .305
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220
Green, N, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .285
Totals 29 2 2 2 3 11 8  

BATTING
2B: Bay (16, Kawakami).
HR: Bay (18, 6th inning off Kawakami, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bay 6.
RBI: Bay 2 (65).
2-out RBI: Bay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Varitek.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (8, fielding).
DP: 3 (Youkilis, Youkilis-Green, N, Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kawakami (W, 4-6) 6.0 2 2 2 3 5 1 4.42
Moylan 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
Soriano, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.42
Gonzalez, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.32
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (L, 1-5) 4.0 8 6 6 4 2 1 8.23
Masterson 2.1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.65
Bard 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.93
Saito 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.59

Matsuzaka pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Game Scores: Kawakami , Matsuzaka .
Pitches-strikes: Kawakami 83-48, Moylan 12-9, Soriano, R 14-9, Gonzalez, M 14-7, Matsuzaka 67-39, Masterson 29-21, Bard 24-13, Saito 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kawakami 6-5, Moylan 0-1, Soriano, R 0-1, Gonzalez, M 0-1, Matsuzaka 3-3, Masterson 5-2, Bard 2-1, Saito 1-2.
Batters faced: Kawakami 23, Moylan 3, Soriano, R 3, Gonzalez, M 3, Matsuzaka 23, Masterson 9, Bard 6, Saito 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Masterson 1-1, Bard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 37,703.
Venue: Fenway Park.
June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009

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