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It was a rain shortened week for the Boston Red Sox who will make up Friday's rainout Sunday afternoon for a day/night doubleheader against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.
The Sox offense pounded out eight hits for nine runs in Saturday night's 9-1 six-inning win. Josh Beckett pitched the full outing and gave up four hits, one run, and had four strikeouts for his 15th win of the season.
Kevin Youkilis was the only player to go deep in the game.
made quick work of the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday and Wednesday for a brief two-game stint at Fenway Park and salvaged a game in the Chicago White Sox
Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and Billy Wagner along with Beckett were all winners this week.
Buchholz and Lester are scheduled to take the mound to face Matt Garza and James Shields to wrap up the series against the Rays.
Sunday Sept. 6 - Saturday, Sept. 12
Weekly record: 4-1
Overall record: 82-58
AL East standing: Second, 7.5 games behind New York
AL Wild Card standing: First, 3.0 games ahead of Texas
Runs scored: 33
Opponent's runs scored: 12
Home runs: nine; Dustin Pedroia (two), Kevin Youkilis (two), Mike Lowell (one), Victor Martinez (one), Alex Gonzalez (one), J.D. Drew (one), David Ortiz (one)
Games left: 22