Sunday, July 04, 2010

Orioles Bomb Red Sox

This is from the Boston Globe. I'll have a full wrap Monday morning.

BOSTON—"Brian Matusz pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Baltimore Orioles picked up a rare win at Fenway Park, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday.
The victory was just the Orioles' third in their last 20 games at Fenway. Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis each had three hits for Baltimore, which posted its major league-worst ninth road win.
Kevin Youkilis homered for the Red Sox, who lost for only the fifth time in 17 games.
Matusz (3-9) held the Red Sox to two hits -- in the third and fourth innings -- walked three and stuck out seven in earning his first win since April 18. He had lost his last nine decisions.
John Lackey (9-4) gave up for runs -- three earned -- in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
The Orioles broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth against Lackey. Markakis doubled, advanced on Ty Wigginton's bouncer to second and scored on a wild pitch. Scott Moore added an RBI single.
Baltimore chased Lackey in the eighth with two more runs. Miguel Tejada doubled leading off and scored on Wigginton's bouncer to short. Wigginton reached on the play on Marco Scutaro's throwing error. Adam Jones, the last batter Lackey faced, had a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.
The Orioles added two in the ninth against reliever Scott Atchison."



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