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Red Sox 3, Braves 0
Josh Beckett won his eighth game of the season in brilliant fashion. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
The Fenway faithful welcomed Derek Lowe and were treated to a pitchers' duel, as Lowe and Josh Beckett battled through five before Nick Green hit an RBI double and Kevin Youkilis tacked on an insurance run. Beckett tossed his third career shutout.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (32-35)
Lost 1
Boston 3, Atlanta 0   BOS
Boston (41-27)
Won 1
June 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 6/20/09  |  Recap: ATL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Red Sox stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Escobar, Y, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .286
Jones, C, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .302
McCann, B, C 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .327
Anderson, G, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274
Prado, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .274
Francoeur, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245
Johnson, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .224
Totals 29 0 5 0 0 7 6  

BATTING
TB: Kotchman; Anderson, G; Jones, C; Escobar, Y; McCann, B.
GIDP: Anderson, G, Francoeur.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Johnson, K (5, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .286
Drew, J, RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .258
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .317
Bay, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .279
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .208
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .217
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .302
Varitek, C 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .228
Green, N, SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .292
Totals 31 3 7 3 2 3 11  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (16, Lowe, D), Varitek 2 (15, Lowe, D, Lowe, D), Green, N (14, Lowe, D), Drew, J (14, Lowe, D).
TB: Green, N 3; Ortiz, D 2; Youkilis; Varitek 4; Drew, J 2.
RBI: Green, N (24), Youkilis (40), Pedroia (28).
2-out RBI: Green, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Youkilis.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kotsay-Green, N, Beckett-Green, N-Kotsay).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D (L, 7-5) 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 0 4.09
Bennett 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.76
O'Flaherty 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.91
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 8-3) 9.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 3.74

Game Scores: Lowe, D 48, Beckett 84.
WP: Lowe, D.
Pitches-strikes: Lowe, D 110-67, Bennett 16-7, O'Flaherty 8-5, Beckett 94-67.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe, D 11-6, Bennett 1-0, O'Flaherty 0-2, Beckett 10-4.
Batters faced: Lowe, D 27, Bennett 3, O'Flaherty 3, Beckett 29.
Inherited runners-scored: Bennett 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:11.
Att: 38,029.
Venue: Fenway Park.
June 20, 2009
June 20, 2009

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