Series: Game 2 of 4

Tampa Bay leads 2-0 (as of 7/4)

Game 1: Monday, July 3
Tampa Bay3
Game 2: Tuesday, July 4
Tampa Bay9
Game 3: Wednesday, July 5
Tampa Bay5
Game 4: Thursday, July 6
Tampa Bay5

Red Sox 6

(50-31, 23-21 away)

Devil Rays 9

(37-47, 20-17 home)

4:15 PM ET, July 4, 2006

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida 

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BOS 000101103 6 11 2
TB 00210015 - 9 15 0

W: J. Switzer (1-0)

L: C. Schilling (10-3)

S: S. Camp (4)

Schilling seeks 11th win as Red Sox visit Devil Rays

Boston (50-30) at Tampa Bay (36-47) 4:15 pm EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) - Curt Schilling may not be an All-Star, but he could be halfway to his first Cy Young Award.

Snubbed for the All-Star team earlier in the week, Schilling tries to become the first AL pitcher to 11 victories when he takes the mound Tuesday in the second game of a four-game set between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen passed over Schilling for the All-Star team on Sunday despite the fact that the hard-throwing righthander is 10-2 with a 3.54 ERA. He dominated the New York Mets on Thursday, yielding two runs in seven innings en route to a 4-2 victory.

Schilling's teammate Josh Beckett had a chance for his 11th win on Monday but he was outdueled by Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir in a 3-0 defeat. Kazmir, who was selected as the Devil Rays' only All-Star representative, struck out 10 in a crisp two-hitter.

The Devil Rays will try to ride the momentum Tuesday behind Casey Fossum (3-3, 5.03), who pitched for the Red Sox from 2001-03. The lefthander went 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA in June, capped by a 3-1 win against Florida on Wednesday in which he allowed one run in five innings.

Boston is 7-4 against Tampa Bay this season and holds a 95-48 advantage in the all-time series.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Gameday Matchup

 BostonTampa Bay
Current StreakW1L4
Last 105-53-7

Pitching Matchup

BostonTampa Bay
C. Schilling
15-7, 3.97 ERA

Last Game:
9/26 vs TB
7.0 IP, 1 ER
Dec = Win
C. Fossum
6-6, 5.33 ERA

Last Game:
8/29 at CWS
1.2 IP, 7 ER
Dec = Loss

Gameday Lineups

NO.BostonTampa Bay
1. K. Youkilis, 1B J. Lugo, SS
2. M. Loretta, 2B C. Crawford, LF
3. D. Ortiz, DH R. Baldelli, CF
4. M. Ramirez, LF A. Huff, 3B
5. J. Varitek, C J. Cantu, 2B
6. M. Lowell, 3B J. Gomes, DH
7. T. Nixon, RF G. Norton, RF
8. G. Kapler, RF T. Wigginton, 1B
9. A. Gonzalez, SS D. Navarro, C