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Red Sox 10, Rockies 5
David Ortiz is greeted by Dustin Pedroia during the six-run third inning. (Ron Vessely/AP)
Good things came in twos for the Red Sox as they moved to within one victory of their second championship in four years. Jacoby Ellsbury matched a World Series record with two doubles in a six-run third inning as Boston jumped ahead. After the Rockies closed the gap to one run, Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia cemented the win with back-to-back two-baggers in the eighth.
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BOS
Boston
COL
Colorado
October 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 6 0 0 0 0 3 1   10 15 1
Colorado
0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0   5 11 0
Recap: BOS | COL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Rockies stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-RF5242000.417
Pedroia, 2B5132002.357
  Papelbon, P0000000.000
Ortiz, 1B4111022.333
  Youkilis, 1B1000001.222
Ramirez, LF4000113.333
Lowell, 3B5222012.364
Drew, RF4010012.455
  Okajima, P0000000.000
  Delcarmen, P0000000.000
  Cora, 2B0000000.000
Varitek, C4111011.273
Lugo, SS3210201.400
Matsuzaka, P3012012.333
  Lopez, P0000000.000
  Timlin, P0000000.000
  Crisp, CF1110000.500
Totals391015103716 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (1, Fogg), Ellsbury 3 (3, Fogg, Fogg, Fuentes), Ortiz (3, Fogg), Drew (2, Morales), Pedroia (1, Fuentes).
TB: Ellsbury 7; Pedroia 4; Ortiz 2; Lowell 2; Drew 2; Varitek; Lugo 2; Matsuzaka; Crisp.
RBI: Ortiz (3), Lowell 2 (3), Matsuzaka 2 (2), Ellsbury 2 (3), Pedroia 2 (4), Varitek (4).
2-out RBI: Matsuzaka 2; Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Matsuzaka 2; Pedroia 2; Ramirez.
S: Cora.
SF: Varitek.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lowell (1, 3rd base off Hawkins/Torrealba).

FIELDING
E: Drew (1, missed catch).

 
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B5130012.308
Tulowitzki, SS4110113.333
Holliday, LF5113003.385
Helton, 1B4110111.273
Atkins, 3B2100211.100
Hawpe, RF5021023.231
Torrealba, C5021003.200
Sullivan, CF2000002.000
  b-Spilborghs, PH-CF2000002.000
Fogg, P0000000.000
  Morales, P1000010.000
  a-Smith, PH10100001.000
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  c-Baker, PH1000002.000
  Herges, P0000000.000
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  d-Taveras, PH1000000.000
  Hawkins, P0000000.000
Totals3851154722 

a-Singled for Morales in the 5th. b-Flied out for Sullivan in the 6th. c-Lined out for Affeldt in the 6th. d-Lined out for Fuentes in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Hawpe (1, Papelbon).
HR: Holliday (1, 7th inning off Okajima, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui 3; Tulowitzki; Holliday 4; Helton; Hawpe 4; Torrealba 2; Smith.
RBI: Hawpe (1), Torrealba (1), Holliday 3 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tulowitzki; Baker; Holliday; Torrealba.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (1, 2nd base off Timlin/Varitek).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Holliday (Ramirez at home).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 1-0)5.13223503.38
Lopez 0.02000000.00
Timlin (H, 1)0.222200010.80
Okajima (H, 2)1.02110212.70
Delcarmen 0.21001000.00
Papelbon (S, 2)1.11000000.00
 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fogg (L, 0-1)2.2106622020.25
Morales 2.110001021.00
Affeldt 1.00000100.00
Herges 1.00000300.00
Fuentes 1.03331009.00
Hawkins 1.01110004.50

Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Timlin pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Ramirez (by Fogg).
HBP: Atkins (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 101-66, Lopez 6-4, Timlin 14-10, Okajima 29-19, Delcarmen 19-8, Papelbon 15-11, Fogg 67-37, Morales 35-23, Affeldt 16-11, Herges 14-9, Fuentes 24-13, Hawkins 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 7-4, Lopez 0-0, Timlin 0-2, Okajima 1-0, Delcarmen 0-2, Papelbon 2-2, Fogg 2-3, Morales 4-2, Affeldt 1-1, Herges 0-0, Fuentes 2-1, Hawkins 2-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 23, Lopez 2, Timlin 4, Okajima 5, Delcarmen 4, Papelbon 5, Fogg 19, Morales 8, Affeldt 3, Herges 3, Fuentes 7, Hawkins 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 2-2, Timlin 2-0, Okajima 2-2, Papelbon 2-0, Morales 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Mike Reilly. LF: Ed Montague. RF: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 45 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 4:19.
Att: 49,983.

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