Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Boston won 3-0

Game 1: Tuesday, April 27
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Game 1: Wednesday, April 28
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Game 2: Thursday, April 29
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Game 3: Thursday, April 29
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Devil Rays 3

(7-13, 2-8 away)

Red Sox 7

(15-6, 8-3 home)

    7:05 PM ET, April 29, 2004

    Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts 

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    W: D. Lowe (3-1)

    L: D. Moss (0-1)

    Six straight for MLB-leading Sox

    BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Red Sox had a quick response once someone finally scored against them.

    Jason Varitek's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run first inning as the Red Sox completed a day-night doubleheader sweep and extended their winning streak to six games with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

    The Red Sox were coming off their third straight shutout, a 4-0 blanking in the afternoon contest. They had their 32-inning scoreless streak snapped in the top of the first when the Devil Rays scored twice against Derek Lowe.

    But Boston answered in the bottom of the inning against ineffective Damian Moss as they banged out seven hits and sent 11 men to the plate.

    Varitek's fourth homer of the season barely cleared the "Green Monster" in left field but gave the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. Pokey Reese had a two-run single and David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez added RBI base hits in the inning.

    Boston has won nine of its last 10 games and owns baseball's best record at 15-6.

    Moss (0-1) retired just one batter and was ripped for seven runs and six hits as his ERA rose to 16.88.

    Lowe (3-1) benefited from the early lead and picked up his second straight win after allowing three runs - one earned - and nine hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out three.

    Scott Williamson and Keith Foulke followed Lowe with an inning apiece. Boston's bullpen has a scoreless streak of 32 1/3 innings.

    Carl Crawford had three hits and scored twice for Tampa Bay, which completed a 2-7 road trip with four straight losses.

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