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Boston drops opener
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Cardinals 5, Red Sox 4
Manny Ramirez slides home safely on Julio Lugo's sac fly in the second inning. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Usually money in the clutch, Manny Ramirez couldn't come through with the bases loaded twice Friday, striking out in the fifth and grounding into a double play in the seventh, and the Red Sox came up just short in the Interleague opener.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (43-32)
Won 1
St. Louis 5, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (46-30)
Lost 1
June 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0   5 10 1
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1   4 10 2
Standings thru 6/20/08  |  Recap: STL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Red Sox stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, SS2000011.241
  Ryan, SS2010010.276
Schumaker, RF5112023.305
Ludwick, LF3000110.301
Ankiel, CF5120012.254
Glaus, 3B4010121.260
Duncan, 1B3000112.230
Molina, DH4111005.294
Kennedy, 2B4020004.256
LaRue, C4221002.211
Totals3651043920 

BATTING
2B: Ankiel (14, Wakefield).
HR: LaRue (2, 5th inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 0 out), Schumaker (5, 7th inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 1 out), Molina (4, 8th inning off Okajima, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ryan; Schumaker 4; Ankiel 3; Glaus; Molina 4; Kennedy 2; LaRue 5.
RBI: LaRue (5), Schumaker 2 (27), Molina (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Kennedy 2; Glaus; Schumaker.
S: Ryan.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ankiel (1, 2nd base by Wakefield/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Izturis (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kennedy-Ryan-Duncan 2).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF5110011.279
Pedroia, 2B4120100.277
Drew, RF3010211.327
Ramirez, DH3110215.296
Lowell, 3B5011016.274
Youkilis, 1B5010014.303
Crisp, CF4010001.260
Lugo, SS2112100.278
Cash, C3010012.240
  a-Moss, PH1000001.250
  Varitek, C0000000.240
Totals3541036621 

a-Grounded out for Cash in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (20, Franklin).
HR: Lugo (1, 6th inning off Lohse, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 3; Drew; Ramirez; Lowell; Youkilis; Crisp; Lugo 4; Cash.
RBI: Lugo 2 (17), Lowell (38).
2-out RBI: Lugo; Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cash; Lowell 4; Youkilis.
SF: Lugo.
GIDP: Ramirez; Crisp.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Lugo 2 (16, throw, throw).
PB: Cash (9).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse (W, 9-2)6.06212413.63
Flores 0.01112004.66
Springer (H, 5)1.00000102.61
Franklin (S, 10)2.03112102.86
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wakefield (L, 4-5)7.07433424.17
Okajima 1.03110213.16
Aardsma 1.00000302.67

Flores pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Ludwick (by Wakefield).
Pitches-strikes: Lohse 109-67, Flores 11-2, Springer 6-5, Franklin 44-29, Wakefield 114-76, Okajima 19-13, Aardsma 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 6-8, Flores 0-0, Springer 2-0, Franklin 3-2, Wakefield 4-12, Okajima 0-1, Aardsma 0-0.
Batters faced: Lohse 27, Flores 3, Springer 2, Franklin 10, Wakefield 32, Okajima 6, Aardsma 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:59 (1:14 delay).
Att: 37,671.

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