Boston 7, Baltimore 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 7 15 1
Baltimore 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
WP: D. Matsuzaka (15-2)
LP: D. Cabrera (8-8)
(60-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Boston
- D. Ortiz singled to center, J. Ellsbury scored, D. Pedroia to second
- J. Bay hit sacrifice fly to deep left center, D. Pedroia scored
Top 2nd: Boston
- J. Varitek homered to deep right
Bot 3rd: Baltimore
- R. Hernandez singled to right, M. Mora scored, A. Huff to second
- L. Scott singled to center, A. Huff scored, R. Hernandez to second
Top 5th: Boston
- K. Youkilis homered to deep left center, D. Pedroia scored
- J. Varitek doubled to deep center, J. Bay scored, S. Casey to third
Top 8th: Boston
- K. Youkilis singled to left, J. Ellsbury scored, D. Ortiz to second
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury rf 6 2 2 0 0 2 4 .266
D. Pedroia 2b 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .320
    J. Bailey 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
D. Ortiz dh 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 .266
K. Youkilis 3b-1b-3b 5 1 3 3 0 0 2 .320
J. Bay lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 6 .343
S. Casey 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .345
    J. Lowrie 3b-ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .314
J. Varitek c 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .218
A. Cora ss-2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .291
C. Crisp cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .248
 Totals 40 7 15 7 5 6 21  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (40, D Cabrera); J Varitek (18, A Castillo).
HR - J Varitek (10, 2nd inning off D Cabrera 0 on, 0 Out), K Youkilis (24, 5th inning off D Cabrera 1 on, 1 Out).
SF - J Bay.
RBI - D Ortiz (64), J Bay (17), J Varitek 2 (35), K Youkilis 3 (87).
2-out RBI - K Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Crisp 2, J Bay 2, J Ellsbury 2.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - J Ellsbury 2 (40, 2nd base off D Cabrera/R Hernandez, 2nd base off L Cormier/R Hernandez).
 
 Fielding
E - A Cora (4, catch).
DP - 2 (D Pedroia-A Cora-S Casey, J Lowrie-A Cora-J Bailey).
 Baltimore
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
B. Roberts 2b 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 .298
N. Markakis rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .304
M. Mora 3b 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .283
A. Huff dh 4 1 0 0 1 2 7 .302
R. Hernandez c 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .258
L. Scott lf 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 .272
K. Millar 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .247
J. Payton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .238
J. Castro ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .228
 Totals 35 2 9 2 5 8 22  
 Batting
RBI - R Hernandez (51), L Scott (52).
2-out RBI - R Hernandez, L Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Hernandez 1, K Millar 1, A Huff 4.
GIDP - J Castro, J Payton.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - B Roberts (31, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
E - R Hernandez (9, throw).
Outfield assists - J Payton (S Casey at 3rd base).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (W, 15-2) 5.0 6 2 2 5 6 0 2.77
J. Lopez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53
J. Masterson 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.34
M. Delcarmen 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.44
 Baltimore
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Cabrera (L, 8-8) 4.1 9 6 6 3 2 2 4.98
A. Castillo 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.55
L. Cormier 2.1 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.65
R. Bierd 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.38
WP - D Matsuzaka.
IBB - D Ortiz (by L Cormier).
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 105-60; J Lopez 11-7; J Masterson 24-15; M Delcarmen 19-12; D Cabrera 92-54; A Castillo 24-16; L Cormier 41-26; R Bierd 15-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 5-5; J Lopez 3-0; J Masterson 3-1; M Delcarmen 2-1; D Cabrera 5-5; A Castillo 1-2; L Cormier 4-1; R Bierd 1-1.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 26; J Lopez 3; J Masterson 6; M Delcarmen 5; D Cabrera 24; A Castillo 7; L Cormier 10; R Bierd 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bob Davidson. 1B--Alfonso Marquez. 2B--Mike Reilly. 3B--Andy Fletcher.
Ejections: BOSTON's Pedroia by Davidson (8th).
Time: 3:21.
Attendance: 48,515.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, in from center.
Game Notes
BALTIMORE'S RAMON HERNANDEZ EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE THIRD INNING.
BOSTON'S DUSTIN PEDROIA WAS EJECTED BY HOME PLATE UMPIRE BOB DAVIDSON IN THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH INNING FOR ARGUING BALLS AND STRIKES.

Updated on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008 11:11 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
K. Youkilis Kevin Youkilis
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Baltimore
B. Roberts Brian Roberts
3-5