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Red Sox 3, Orioles 1
Jason Bay celebrates his solo homer with third-base coach DeMarlo Hale. (Rob Carr/AP)
Clay Buchholz allowed one run on five hits over six innings and Jason Bay drilled his 34th long ball before exiting with flu-like symptoms as the Red Sox expanded their AL Wild Card lead to seven games.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (87-59)
Won 1
Boston 3, Baltimore 1   BAL
Baltimore (60-87)
Lost 2
September 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 11 0
Baltimore
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 9/18/09  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 2 1 0 2 4 .302
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .294
Martinez, V, C 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .298
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .311
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .231
Bay, LF 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 .266
  Reddick, LF 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 .225
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .265
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 .275
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .233
Totals 37 3 11 3 3 4 22  

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (32, Guthrie).
HR: Bay (34, 4th inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotchman 3; Ellsbury 2; Gonzalez, Al; Pedroia; Reddick; Martinez, V 3; Bay 4.
RBI: Kotchman (48), Bay (107), Ellsbury (52).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Pedroia.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (62, 2nd base off Guthrie/Wieters).

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Gonzalez, Al-Kotchman).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pie, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .254
Roberts, B, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .286
Markakis, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Wieters, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .271
Scott, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .256
Wigginton, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .265
  a-Aubrey, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .314
Fiorentino, LF 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .276
Totals 31 1 5 1 4 4 12  

a-Struck out for Wigginton in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Scott (23, 2nd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts, B; Scott 4; Markakis; Izturis, C; Wieters.
RBI: Scott (71).
2-out RBI: Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton.
GIDP: Pie.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Fiorentino (Pedroia at home).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (W, 6-3) 6.0 5 1 1 3 1 1 3.49
Bard (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.35
Okajima (H, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.41
Papelbon (S, 37) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.97
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (L, 10-15) 5.2 9 3 3 3 1 1 5.05
Albers, M 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.16
Waters 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 10.80
Meredith 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.18

WP: Buchholz.
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 95-54, Bard 13-9, Okajima 12-8, Papelbon 18-11, Guthrie 114-70, Albers, M 8-7, Waters 28-17, Meredith 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 7-6, Bard 1-0, Okajima 0-2, Papelbon 0-1, Guthrie 4-8, Albers, M 1-1, Waters 2-1, Meredith 0-2.
Batters faced: Buchholz 25, Bard 4, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3, Guthrie 28, Albers, M 3, Waters 6, Meredith 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Albers, M 2-0, Waters 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 26,812.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009

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