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Red-hot Red Sox blank Rays

Run prevention was Boston's buzzword in the offseason, and it was on full display at Tropicana Field, as southpaw Jon Lester yielded the Rays just one hit and recorded nine strikeouts over six shutout frames.


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Scutaro, SS4010000.257
Pedroia, 2B4010000.270
Drew, J, RF4110012.272
Youkilis, 1B2100202.316
Ortiz, D, DH3012101.258
Beltre, A, 3B4000015.327
Hermida, LF4000021.222
McDonald, D, LF0000000.263
Varitek, C3000010.294
Cameron, CF3000010.212
Bartlett, SS1000300.244
Crawford, C, LF1000111.320
a-Rodriguez, S, PH-LF1000011.211
b-Brignac, PH-2B1000010.295
Zobrist, 2B-RF4000033.300
Longoria, 3B3000112.312
Aybar, W, DH3010103.247
Pena, C, 1B4000023.186
Upton, B, CF4000022.210
Navarro, D, C3000000.181
Kapler, RF-LF3000010.254
a-Struck out for Crawford, C in the 5th. b-Struck out for Rodriguez, S in the 8th.
2B: Ortiz, D (8, Shields).
TB: Scutaro; Ortiz, D 2; Pedroia; Drew, J.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (25).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A 3.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

TB: Aybar, W.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Pena, C; Upton, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

Lester(W, 5-2)6.01005903.15
Delcarmen(H, 4)1.00000102.05
Bard(H, 9)1.00000102.16
Papelbon(S, 11)1.00001103.00
Shields(L, 5-2)8.04222502.99
Game Scores: Lester , Shields .
Pitches-strikes: Lester 111-64, Delcarmen 17-11, Bard 14-8, Papelbon 13-9, Shields 107-74, Benoit 16-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 5-2, Delcarmen 2-0, Bard 0-2, Papelbon 1-1, Shields 8-7, Benoit 2-0.
Batters faced: Lester 24, Delcarmen 3, Bard 3, Papelbon 4, Shields 30, Benoit 4.
Ejections: Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Carl Crawford ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson (5th); Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson (5th)
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:53.
Att: 24,307.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 25, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media