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Red Sox use long ball to post sweep

Adrian Beltre tied a career high with six RBIs, crushing two of Boston's three homers (red-hot David Ortiz had the other) as the Red Sox pounded the Rays to climb within 5 1/2 games of Tampa Bay in the AL East.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Scutaro, SS5000113.250
Pedroia, 2B3210201.271
Hall, 2B0000000.188
Ortiz, D, DH4222114.266
Youkilis, 1B3200202.311
Beltre, A, 3B5346000.341
Hermida, LF5121001.230
Varitek, C4000123.273
Cameron, CF5120011.237
McDonald, D, RF5022011.270
Bartlett, SS4000101.239
Crawford, C, LF5020002.322
Zobrist, RF-CF5121003.303
Longoria, 3B4010113.311
Jaso, C4010104.324
Blalock, DH4120113.292
Pena, C, 1B3110114.189
Rodriguez, S, CF2000003.205
a-Aybar, W, PH-2B1000000.243
Brignac, 2B-RF4012011.293
a-Flied out for Rodriguez, S in the 8th.
2B: McDonald, D (5, Cormier).
3B: Beltre, A (1, Cormier).
HR: Beltre, A 2 (5, 2nd inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Garza, M, 2 on, 2 out), Ortiz, D (10, 5th inning off Garza, M, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hermida 2; McDonald, D 3; Ortiz, D 5; Cameron 2; Beltre, A 12; Pedroia.
RBI: Beltre, A 6 (33), Ortiz, D 2 (27), Hermida (25), McDonald, D 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Beltre, A 3; McDonald, D 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Scutaro.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

2B: Crawford, C (15, Lackey), Pena, C (6, Lackey).
HR: Zobrist (3, 9th inning off Nelson, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Longoria; Crawford, C 3; Pena, C 2; Blalock 2; Zobrist 5; Brignac; Jaso.
RBI: Brignac 2 (18), Zobrist (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jaso; Bartlett; Blalock; Zobrist 2; Rodriguez, S 2; Pena, C.
SAC: Rodriguez, S.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.

SB: Brignac (1, 2nd base off Lackey/Varitek), Crawford, C (15, 2nd base off Lackey/Varitek).

DP: (Longoria-Brignac-Pena, C).

Lackey(W, 5-3)6.18224104.84
Ramirez, R1.00000106.00
Nelson, J1.01111116.00
Garza, M(L, 5-3)5.05665332.97
Wheeler, D1.00000102.30
Game Scores: Lackey , Garza, M .
WP: Garza, M.
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 115-68, Okajima 12-7, Ramirez, R 10-7, Nelson, J 22-14, Garza, M 103-57, Sonnanstine 18-10, Balfour 11-6, Wheeler, D 11-8, Choate 6-6, Cormier 30-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lackey 12-3, Okajima 0-0, Ramirez, R 1-1, Nelson, J 1-1, Garza, M 4-5, Sonnanstine 1-1, Balfour 0-1, Wheeler, D 0-1, Choate 1-0, Cormier 1-0.
Batters faced: Lackey 31, Okajima 3, Ramirez, R 3, Nelson, J 5, Garza, M 24, Sonnanstine 6, Balfour 4, Wheeler, D 3, Choate 2, Cormier 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Okajima 1-0, Cormier 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:23.
Att: 22,147.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 26, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media