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Pitching a problem
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Red Sox 18, Orioles 10
Robert Andino retires Kevin Youkilis after a rundown in the sixth inning. (Nick Wass/AP)
Baltimore's 15 hits couldn't avert a series sweep at the hands of Boston. Adam Jones and Ty Wigginton homered, but rookie starter Jason Berken struggled, and the relief corps had a similarly hard time containing the Red Sox.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (62-42)
Won 4
Boston 18, Baltimore 10   BAL
Baltimore (44-60)
Lost 3
August 2, 2009
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Boston
4 2 1 7 0 2 0 1 1   18 23 0
Baltimore
0 0 6 0 1 2 1 0 0   10 15 1
Standings thru 8/2/09  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 4 2 0 2 0 2 .305
Pedroia, 2B 5 4 3 0 1 0 3 .303
Martinez, V, C 6 1 5 4 0 0 2 .291
Youkilis, 1B-3B 4 2 3 2 2 1 1 .315
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 0 1 1 0 10 .227
Drew, J, RF 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 .252
  Baldelli, RF 5 2 2 1 0 0 4 .269
Lowell, 3B 5 1 3 3 0 1 3 .300
  Kotchman, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Reddick, LF 6 2 2 2 0 0 2 .364
Lowrie, SS 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 .143
Totals 48 18 23 17 7 3 28  

BATTING
2B: Drew, J (22, Berken), Lowell (23, Albers, M), Martinez, V (22, Meredith).
HR: Reddick (1, 3rd inning off Bass, 0 on, 0 out), Baldelli (5, 9th inning off Johnson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell 4; Lowrie 2; Baldelli 5; Pedroia 3; Drew, J 2; Reddick 5; Youkilis 3; Martinez, V 6.
RBI: Drew, J 3 (43), Lowell 3 (53), Martinez, V 4 (72), Ortiz, D (61), Reddick 2 (2), Lowrie (6), Youkilis 2 (64), Baldelli (17).
2-out RBI: Drew, J 3; Lowell; Martinez, V 2; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reddick; Lowell 2; Ortiz, D 2; Baldelli.
GIDP: Ellsbury, Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 11-for-23.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Lowrie-Pedroia-Youkilis, Pedroia-Lowrie-Youkilis 2).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 .285
Pie, LF 4 2 1 0 1 0 4 .240
Jones, Ad, CF 4 3 3 3 1 0 0 .302
Markakis, RF 4 0 1 3 1 0 2 .297
Huff, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .253
Wigginton, 3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .264
Scott, DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .275
Zaun, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
  Wieters, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275
Andino, SS 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 .224
Totals 39 10 15 10 6 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Jones, Ad (20, Buchholz), Huff (22, Buchholz), Markakis (32, Ramirez, R), Roberts, B (37, Ramirez, R).
HR: Wigginton (8, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 1 on, 2 out), Jones, Ad (18, 5th inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Scott; Andino; Jones, Ad 7; Roberts, B 4; Wigginton 6; Markakis 2; Huff 3; Pie.
RBI: Jones, Ad 3 (62), Markakis 3 (73), Huff (64), Wigginton 2 (29), Roberts, B (45).
2-out RBI: Huff; Wigginton 2; Markakis 2; Roberts, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wieters; Huff; Pie 2.
GIDP: Pie, Scott, Wigginton.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Zaun (5, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Andino-Huff, Andino-Huff-Roberts, B-Andino).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz 4.0 9 7 7 4 3 2 6.05
Delcarmen (W, 4-2) 1.2 1 2 2 2 1 0 2.98
Ramirez, R 1.1 4 1 1 0 1 0 2.36
Saito 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.97
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (L, 1-9) 1.1 7 6 6 2 0 0 6.93
Bass 2.0 4 4 4 2 1 1 4.55
Albers, M 0.1 5 4 4 1 0 0 4.24
Hendrickson 2.1 3 2 2 2 0 0 4.92
Meredith 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.83
Johnson, J 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.28

Buchholz pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

Game Scores: Buchholz , Berken .
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 76-45, Delcarmen 31-16, Ramirez, R 36-22, Saito 16-12, Berken 53-28, Bass 49-27, Albers, M 27-15, Hendrickson 44-22, Meredith 28-19, Johnson, J 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 6-1, Delcarmen 2-1, Ramirez, R 2-1, Saito 4-2, Berken 0-2, Bass 1-1, Albers, M 0-0, Hendrickson 5-1, Meredith 3-1, Johnson, J 0-1.
Batters faced: Buchholz 23, Delcarmen 7, Ramirez, R 8, Saito 7, Berken 13, Bass 11, Albers, M 7, Hendrickson 11, Meredith 8, Johnson, J 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 2-0, Ramirez, R 2-2, Bass 3-1, Albers, M 3-3, Hendrickson 2-0.
Ejections: Baltimore Orioles catcher Gregg Zaun ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (4th)
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:46.
Att: 43,115.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009

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