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Sox's magic vanishes
Rays 3, Red Sox 1
The Red Sox couldn't complete their rally from a 3-1 ALCS hole. (Tim Donnelly/AP)
A comeback for the ages ended one win shy of being another Fall Classic, as the Sox couldn't make an early lead hold up in Game 7. Dustin Pedroia's third homer of the ALCS was all the offense the reigning World Series champs could muster.
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Rays win series, 4-3
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 BOS 2 @ TB 0 Fri Oct. 10    
Gm 2 BOS 8 @ TB 9 Sat Oct. 11    
Gm 3 TB 9 @ BOS 1 Mon Oct. 13    
Gm 4 TB 13 @ BOS 4 Tue Oct. 14    
Gm 5 TB 7 @ BOS 8 Thu Oct. 16    
Gm 6 BOS 4 @ TB 2 Sat Oct. 18    
Gm 7 BOS 1 @ TB 3 Sun Oct. 19    
BOS
Boston
TB
Tampa Bay
October 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 X   3 6 1
Recap: BOS | TB  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .450
Pedroia, 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 .346
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .154
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .250
Bay, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .292
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .233
Varitek, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .050
Cora, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143
  a-Lowrie, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Totals 30 1 3 1 5 12 18  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Cora in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pedroia (3, 1st inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Crisp; Bay; Pedroia 4.
RBI: Pedroia (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Varitek; Drew, J 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pedroia (2, 2nd base off Garza, M/Navarro, D).
CS: Pedroia (1, 2nd base by Garza, M/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .207
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .321
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 .269
Longoria, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .259
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .345
Aybar, W, DH 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 .421
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .192
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 .333
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .217
Totals 30 3 6 3 0 9 9  

BATTING
2B: Longoria (3, Lester), Aybar, W (1, Lester).
HR: Aybar, W (2, 7th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Longoria 2; Baldelli; Navarro, D; Aybar, W 6; Iwamura.
RBI: Longoria (8), Baldelli (4), Aybar, W (6).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C; Upton, B 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (2, fielding).
DP: (Navarro, D-Bartlett).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 0-2) 7.0 6 3 3 0 8 1 4.97
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (W, 2-0) 7.0 2 1 1 3 9 1 1.38
Wheeler, D (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40
Howell (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Bradford 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00
Price (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00

Garza, M pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Bradford pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Pedroia (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 107-77, Okajima 9-6, Garza, M 118-75, Wheeler, D 8-5, Howell 7-5, Bradford 6-2, Price 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 5-4, Okajima 1-1, Garza, M 6-3, Wheeler, D 0-1, Howell 1-0, Bradford 0-0, Price 1-0.
Batters faced: Lester 27, Okajima 3, Garza, M 27, Wheeler, D 2, Howell 1, Bradford 1, Price 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 1-0, Howell 2-0, Bradford 2-0, Price 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Tim McClelland. LF: Alfonso Marquez. RF: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:31.
Att: 40,473.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 19, 2008
October 19, 2008

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