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Bullpen falters
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Red Sox 7, Orioles 5
Jason Berken allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. (Steven Senne/AP)
Matt Albers and Danys Baez allowed three runs combined to break a seventh-inning tie, as the Orioles dropped the finale to the Red Sox. Brian Roberts became just the fourth player in MLB history to notch 50 doubles in three or more seasons.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (56-83)
Lost 2
Boston 7, Baltimore 5   BOS
Boston (81-58)
Won 2
September 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1   5 12 1
Boston
2 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 X   7 15 1
Standings thru 9/9/09  |  Recap: BAL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Red Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 .283
Pie, CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .267
Reimold, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .274
Markakis, RF 4 1 3 0 1 1 3 .305
Mora, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .261
Wieters, C 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 .272
Scott, DH 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 .255
Wigginton, 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .268
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .251
Totals 37 5 12 4 5 8 25  

BATTING
2B: Markakis (42, Byrd), Scott (20, Byrd), Roberts, B (50, Byrd).
TB: Scott 2; Izturis, C; Reimold; Roberts, B 2; Wigginton 2; Markakis 4; Wieters 2; Pie.
RBI: Reimold (43), Roberts, B (66), Pie (25), Scott (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 2; Roberts, B; Izturis, C; Markakis 2; Reimold.
SF: Reimold; Scott.
GIDP: Izturis, C.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (28, 3rd base off Byrd/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Wigginton (6, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Reimold 2 (Ellsbury at home, Youkilis at home).
DP: (Izturis, C-Roberts, B).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .300
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 .295
Drew, J, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .266
Youkilis, 1B-3B 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 .313
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .228
  3-Green, N, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Bay, LF 5 1 3 2 0 2 3 .263
Lowell, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .296
  2-Anderson, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233
  Brown, D, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Varitek, C 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 .218
  1-Gathright, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
  Kottaras, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
  a-Martinez, V, PH-1B 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .295
Gonzalez, Al, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
Totals 35 7 15 7 6 5 20  

a-Doubled for Kottaras in the 7th.
1-Ran for Varitek in the 6th. 2-Ran for Lowell in the 7th. 3-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Varitek (23, Berken), Martinez, V (30, Baez).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell; Pedroia 2; Drew, J; Youkilis 2; Varitek 3; Martinez, V 2; Bay 3.
RBI: Bay 2 (100), Varitek (49), Pedroia (61), Martinez, V 3 (95).
2-out RBI: Bay 2; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Bay; Pedroia 2.
SAC: Gonzalez, Al 2.
Team RISP: 7-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lowell (1, 2nd base off Berken/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Delcarmen (1, fielding).
DP: (Gonzalez, Al-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken 5.1 8 4 3 4 3 0 6.02
Castillo, A (H, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
Albers, M (BS, 3)(L, 2-5) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.46
Hendrickson 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.59
Baez 0.2 2 2 2 2 0 0 4.22
Henn 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 6.94
Meredith 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.37
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd 5.0 6 2 2 3 1 0 6.08
Delcarmen (BS, 3) 0.1 2 2 1 1 1 0 3.48
Ramirez, R 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.85
Wagner, B (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.35
Bard (H, 10) 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.32
Papelbon (S, 35) 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.92

Albers, M pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Berken 95-58, Castillo, A 5-2, Albers, M 17-12, Hendrickson 6-3, Baez 19-8, Henn 11-8, Meredith 13-9, Byrd 83-55, Delcarmen 24-14, Ramirez, R 14-8, Wagner, B 16-13, Bard 25-17, Papelbon 29-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Berken 8-2, Castillo, A 1-0, Albers, M 0-0, Hendrickson 0-0, Baez 1-0, Henn 0-0, Meredith 0-0, Byrd 6-6, Delcarmen 1-0, Ramirez, R 0-0, Wagner, B 1-0, Bard 0-0, Papelbon 1-2.
Batters faced: Berken 27, Castillo, A 1, Albers, M 3, Hendrickson 1, Baez 6, Henn 3, Meredith 2, Byrd 23, Delcarmen 5, Ramirez, R 3, Wagner, B 3, Bard 4, Papelbon 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Castillo, A 1-0, Albers, M 1-1, Hendrickson 1-0, Baez 1-1, Meredith 2-0, Ramirez, R 3-1, Papelbon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:41.
Att: 37,712.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009

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