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Surprising Tavarez, Red Sox face Braves

Jun 20, 2007 - 2:56 PM Boston (45-25) at Atlanta (38-34) 7:35 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Boston Red Sox expected another great performance by Josh Beckett on Tuesday. But one night later, they hope to get another unexpected contribution from Julian Tavarez.

The surprising Tavarez and the Red Sox will take on the Atlanta Braves in the rubber contest of a three-game series at Turner Field on Wednesday night.

The 27-year-old Beckett has pitched quite well against Atlanta, allowing just two earned runs over his last four starts coming into Tuesday. The righthander, who sports a miniscule 1.88 ERA over five starts here, also is one of the top pitchers in the American League.

So, when hurled six scoreless innings to lead the Red Sox to a 4-0 blanking of the Braves on Tuesday night, it was no surprise.

But on Wednesday, Boston will look to keep the stellar pitching going behind the less-heralded Tavarez (4-4, 4.97 ERA), who has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox this season.

A career reliever, the righthander was named Boston's fifth starter in spring training this campaign. It has worked out better than expected for Tavarez, who is 3-0 with a 3.65 ERA in his last six starts.

His last time out, the volatile righthander allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings in a 10-2 win vs. the San Francisco Giants last Friday.

He will be opposed by Buddy Carlyle (1-1, 4.44), who will be looking for some more run support this time out. The righthander has not gotten more than three runs of support in his five starts this season.

Carlyle yielded three runs - two earned - and six hits in six frames in a 5-4 win at Cleveland Friday.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 11 15 0
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - JULIAN TAVAREZ, JOEL PINEIRO (8TH), MIKE TIMLIN (9TH) AND
    JASON VARITEK, DOUG MIRABELLI (9TH)
    ATL - BUDDY CARLYLE, OSCAR VILLARREAL (4TH), PETER
    MOYLAN (7TH)

    Jun 20 10:34 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ERIC HINSKE (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF RAFAEL SORIANO SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 11, ATLANTA 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.300, 3-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. BravesJun 20 9:56 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DUSTIN PEDROIA SCORED WILY MO PENA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D PEDROIA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 9
    ATLANTA 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: E HINSKE (.175, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Red Sox vs. BravesJun 20 9:55 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MANNY RAMIREZ (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF PETER MOYLAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 8, ATLANTA 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.335, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Red Sox vs. BravesJun 20 9:28 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID ORTIZ (13) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF BUDDY CARLYLE SCORED J.D. DREW.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 7, ATLANTA 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.296, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Red Sox vs. BravesJun 20 8:07 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 5 5 4 0
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: BOS - JULIAN TAVAREZ
    ATL - BUDDY CARLYLE

    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: K JOHNSON (.285, 8 HR, 37 RBI)
    W HARRIS (.385, 1 HR, 12 RBI)
    E RENTERIA (.333, 10 HR, 36 R

    Red Sox vs. BravesJun 20 7:53 PM