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Red Sox Take Advantage of Outfield Error, Back Up Wakefield's Record Breaking Night

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Neither Tim Wakefield nor David Huff entered the game with very impressive numbers. With both starters holding ERAs of over 6, you might expect a high-scoring game.

Or maybe not. Tim Wakefield went 7.1 innings, breaking Roger Clemens' team innings pitched record with 2 outs in the 7th, and allowing only 2 runs--1 earned--on 4 hits. David Huff, for his part, allowed no earned runs in 6 innings. Luckily for the Red Sox, that's not the whole story.

With 2 outs in the 4th inning, Victor Martinez hit a long fly ball at Trevor Crowe in center. Crowe had the room to catch it, but just dropped the ball allowing Martinez to reach second on the error. The Red Sox took advantage of the lucky break, getting 4 straight hits including 2 doubles to take a 3-1 lead.

Wakefield allowed a home run to Shelley Duncan to bring the Indians within a run, but Hideki Okajima and Ramon Ramirez managed to shakily end the inning, and Daniel Bard recorded the save in the 9th to give the Red Sox the 3-2 win.