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Nine is just fine
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Red Sox 11, Orioles 5
Josh Reddick celebrates his two-run jack with third-base coach DeMarlo Hale. (Rob Carr/AP)
Jon Lester wasn't his normal dominating self, but he buckled down when it mattered most and the Red Sox's offense picked up the southpaw with a three-run seventh and a five-run eighth to reduce their playoff magic number to nine.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (88-59)
Won 2
Boston 11, Baltimore 5   BAL
Baltimore (60-88)
Lost 3
September 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 0 0 0 1 3 5 0   11 17 0
Baltimore
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 12 1
Standings thru 9/19/09  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 0 1 0 4 .301
Pedroia, 2B 6 2 2 0 0 0 4 .295
Martinez, V, C 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .297
  c-Kottaras, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .227
Youkilis, 1B-3B 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 .309
Ortiz, D, DH 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .233
Drew, J, RF 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .269
  Lowrie, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158
Lowell, 3B 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .296
  1-Anderson, PR-LF-RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .237
Reddick, LF 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 .238
  a-Baldelli, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
  b-Kotchman, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .234
  Gathright, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Totals 44 11 17 11 4 3 24  

a-Batted for Reddick in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Baldelli in the 7th. c-Struck out for Martinez, V in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lowell in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Drew, J (28, Hernandez, Da), Ortiz, D 2 (32, Hernandez, Da, Castillo, A).
HR: Reddick (2, 2nd inning off Hernandez, Da, 1 on, 2 out), Drew, J (21, 8th inning off McCrory, 2 on, 2 out), Anderson (3, 8th inning off McCrory, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 4; Lowell 3; Anderson 4; Gonzalez, Al; Drew, J 7; Pedroia 2; Reddick 4; Youkilis; Martinez, V; Gathright.
RBI: Reddick 2 (4), Lowell 2 (72), Youkilis (86), Drew, J 4 (63), Ortiz, D (84), Anderson (15).
2-out RBI: Reddick 2; Drew, J 3; Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia; Ellsbury 2; Gonzalez, Al 2; Youkilis.
SF: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 6-for-18.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pedroia (18, 2nd base off Albers, M/Moeller).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Gonzalez, Al-Pedroia-Youkilis, Gonzalez, Al-Pedroia-Kotchman, Pedroia-Lowrie-Kotchman).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .286
  Aubrey, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .306
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .254
Wieters, DH 5 0 3 1 0 1 3 .276
Markakis, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .295
  a-Andino, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Mora, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .262
  b-Turner, J, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Wigginton, 1B-2B 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 .268
Pie, CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .263
Moeller, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
  Rodriguez, Guill, C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Fiorentino, LF-RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .281
Totals 36 5 12 5 3 5 16  

a-Grounded out for Markakis in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Mora in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (53, Lester), Pie (9, Lester).
HR: Wigginton 2 (10, 2nd inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 0 out), Mora (8, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Pie (9, 9th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Izturis, C; Roberts, B 2; Wigginton 8; Mora 4; Wieters 3; Pie 7; Fiorentino.
RBI: Wieters (36), Wigginton 2 (36), Mora (43), Pie (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fiorentino.
GIDP: Mora, Izturis, C, Wieters.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Wigginton (7, fielding).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 14-7) 6.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 3.33
Wagner, B (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.74
Saito 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.49
Delcarmen 0.0 2 2 2 2 0 2 3.74
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.74
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, Da 6.0 7 3 3 3 1 1 5.34
Albers, M (L, 2-6) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 5.43
Castillo, A 0.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.38
Meredith 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.13
McCrory 0.2 3 5 0 1 0 2 13.50
Sarfate 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.35
Lambert 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 13.00

Lester pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Delcarmen pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.
Castillo, A pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Lester 102-62, Wagner, B 14-9, Saito 12-8, Delcarmen 21-10, Ramirez, R 13-9, Hernandez, Da 93-57, Albers, M 21-12, Castillo, A 10-8, Meredith 8-5, McCrory 26-15, Sarfate 5-3, Lambert 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 10-2, Wagner, B 1-1, Saito 2-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Ramirez, R 1-0, Hernandez, Da 4-4, Albers, M 1-0, Castillo, A 0-0, Meredith 1-0, McCrory 2-1, Sarfate 1-0, Lambert 1-1.
Batters faced: Lester 27, Wagner, B 2, Saito 3, Delcarmen 4, Ramirez, R 3, Hernandez, Da 28, Albers, M 3, Castillo, A 3, Meredith 2, McCrory 7, Sarfate 1, Lambert 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wagner, B 1-0, Ramirez, R 2-0, Castillo, A 1-1, Meredith 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:28.
Att: 39,285.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 19, 2009
September 19, 2009

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