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Dice-K in a slump
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Braves 8, Red Sox 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka had a short outing, lasting just four-plus innings on Friday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Before the Red Sox came to bat, Boston was already in an early hole. Daisuke Matsuzaka's first pitch of the game was a homer to Nate McLouth, and from that point on, the righty was clearly out of his element. The Sox scored their lone runs on Jason Bay's two-run homer.
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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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