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Beckett tosses gem
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Red Sox 4, Braves 1
Josh Beckett struck out six and walked none over seven innings on Friday. (John Amis/AP)
Ace Josh Beckett continued his mastery over Atlanta, shutting down the Braves over seven innings -- this performance comes less than one week after his shutout victory against them at Fenway Park.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (45-28)
Won 1
Boston 4, Atlanta 1   ATL
Atlanta (34-39)
Lost 3
June 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0   4 7 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 8 0
Standings thru 6/26/09  |  Recap: BOS | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Braves stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 .292
Drew, J, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .264
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .307
Bay, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
Ortiz, D, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .218
  Ellsbury, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .306
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .228
Kotsay, CF-1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .294
Green, N, SS 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .281
Beckett, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
  a-Lugo, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
  Okajima, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Papelbon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 4 7 3 3 9 6  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Beckett in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (21, Jurrjens).
HR: Ortiz, D (8, 5th inning off Jurrjens, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 4; Pedroia 3; Drew, J 2; Kotsay 2.
RBI: Ortiz, D (35), Drew, J (33), Pedroia (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay.
SAC: Lugo.
GIDP: Bay.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kotsay (1, 2nd base by Jurrjens/Ross, D).

FIELDING
E: Okajima (1, fielding).
DP: (Green, N-Pedroia-Ortiz, D).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259
  1-Blanco, G, PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .105
Prado, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .287
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .295
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .280
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 3 0 0 1 2 .275
Francoeur, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .249
Ross, D, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .293
Hernandez, Di, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125
  a-Johnson, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Jurrjens, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .138
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-McCann, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .328
Totals 35 1 8 1 1 10 23  

a-Flied out for Hernandez, Di in the 9th. b-Doubled for Gonzalez, M in the 9th.
1-Ran for McLouth in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hernandez, Di (2, Beckett), McCann (14, Papelbon).
HR: Ross, D (6, 9th inning off Papelbon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kotchman 3; Anderson, G; Hernandez, Di 2; McLouth; Ross, D 4; McCann 2.
RBI: Ross, D (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, C; Hernandez, Di; Kotchman; Blanco, G.
GIDP: Francoeur.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
PB: Ross, D (5).
DP: (Hernandez, Di-Prado-Kotchman).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 9-3) 7.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 3.48
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.43
Papelbon 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1.97
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jurrjens (L, 5-6) 8.0 7 4 3 3 6 1 2.93
Gonzalez, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.06

Balk: Jurrjens 2.
HBP: McLouth (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 98-69, Okajima 22-13, Papelbon 14-10, Jurrjens 114-71, Gonzalez, M 18-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 8-5, Okajima 1-0, Papelbon 0-1, Jurrjens 10-2, Gonzalez, M 0-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Okajima 5, Papelbon 5, Jurrjens 31, Gonzalez, M 3.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:46.
Att: 48,418.
Venue: Turner Field.
June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

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