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Dingers doom O's
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Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
Nick Markakis runs into the wall after robbing Boston's Dustin Pedroia in the third. (AP)
Nolan Reimold and Aubrey Huff each drilled two-run shots off Boston's John Smoltz, but Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie, who leads the American League with 26 homers allowed, gave up three more long balls as the O's couldn't hold off the Red Sox.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (60-42)
Won 2
Boston 6, Baltimore 5   BAL
Baltimore (44-58)
Lost 1
July 31, 2009
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Boston
0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0   6 11 2
Baltimore
0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0   5 9 0
Standings thru 7/31/09  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 .302
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .300
Youkilis, 1B 4 2 3 2 0 0 1 .301
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .231
Bay, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .251
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .295
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .236
Baldelli, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .257
  a-Reddick, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Green, N, SS 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .240
Totals 34 6 11 6 2 5 12  

a-Grounded out for Baldelli in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz, D (15, 3rd inning off Guthrie, 1 on, 1 out), Ellsbury (6, 5th inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out), Youkilis (18, 7th inning off Guthrie, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 6; Ortiz, D 5; Lowell; Pedroia; Youkilis 6; Bay.
RBI: Green, N (32), Ortiz, D 2 (60), Ellsbury (35), Youkilis 2 (61).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Ellsbury.
SF: Green, N.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (47, 2nd base off Guthrie/Wieters).
CS: Pedroia (6, 2nd base by Guthrie/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Green, N (12, throw), Ramirez, R (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis, Smoltz-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .281
Reimold, LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .286
Jones, Ad, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .296
Markakis, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .298
Huff, 1B 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .253
Wigginton, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .257
Scott, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .275
Wieters, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .279
Izturis, C, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
  a-Pie, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .240
Totals 34 5 9 4 2 5 15  

a-Struck out for Izturis, C in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Reimold (10, 3rd inning off Smoltz, 1 on, 1 out), Huff (12, 6th inning off Smoltz, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott; Reimold 4; Roberts, B; Markakis 2; Wieters 2; Huff 5.
RBI: Reimold 2 (29), Huff 2 (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott; Jones, Ad; Wieters.
SAC: Izturis, C.
GIDP: Jones, Ad, Wigginton.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Jones, Ad (Ortiz, D at 2nd base).
DP: (Wigginton-Roberts, B-Huff).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smoltz (W, 2-4) 6.0 8 5 5 0 2 2 7.12
Ramirez, R (H, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.23
Okajima (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.16
Papelbon (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.00
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (L, 7-10) 6.2 9 6 6 2 4 3 5.37
Albers, M 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.50
Meredith 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.79

HBP: Reimold (by Smoltz).
Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 87-58, Ramirez, R 15-10, Okajima 18-8, Papelbon 18-12, Guthrie 112-63, Albers, M 11-8, Meredith 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smoltz 9-5, Ramirez, R 3-1, Okajima 0-0, Papelbon 0-1, Guthrie 4-10, Albers, M 1-1, Meredith 1-1.
Batters faced: Smoltz 25, Ramirez, R 5, Okajima 5, Papelbon 3, Guthrie 30, Albers, M 4, Meredith 3.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 44,091.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009

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