(32-35, 17-16 away)
Red Sox 6
(40-25, 23-8 home)
7:10 PM ET, June 17, 2009
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Red Sox celebrate 500th straight sellout of Fenway with victory
• For the third straight year and fourth time this decade, the Red Sox became the first AL team to win 40 games for the season.
• Red Sox pitcher Brad Penny allowed three hits and one earned run in five innings to earn his 100th career victory.
• The Red Sox sold out Fenway for a record 500th time.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The previous record of 455 straight sellouts was set by the Cleveland Indians in 2001. The only other sports teams to sell out more games in a row were the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers (744), the Boston Celtics (567) and Chicago Bulls (515). ... It was the 49th anniversary of the day Ted Williams became the fourth major leaguer to hit 500 home runs. ... Between innings, Boston Bruins Hall of Famer Bobby Orr came out of the Green Monster to meet Red Sox left fielder Jason Bay, who's a big hockey fan. ... Among the giveaways were 500 tape measures, which the fans in the upper deck extended and dangled over the railing like fishing lines.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Regular Season Series
|FLA||1st||J Cantu safe at second on error by center fielder J Ellsbury, H Ramirez scored.||1||0|
|2nd||R Baldelli singled to right, M Lowell scored, D Ortiz to third.||1||1|
|2nd||J Varitek grounded into double play, shortstop to second to first, D Ortiz scored, R Baldelli out at second.||1||2|
|4th||D Pedroia singled to right center, D Ortiz and R Baldelli scored, N Green to third.||1||4|
|7th||J Ellsbury homered to right.||1||5|
|8th||D Pedroia singled to center, D Ortiz scored, J Varitek to third, N Green to second, J Varitek thrown out at home attempting to advance on play.||1||6|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||38,196 (103% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||70 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jerry Crawford, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Tom Hallion|