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Bats power sweep
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Red Sox 9, Orioles 3
Jason Bay connects for a solo home run during the fourth inning. (Gail Burton/AP)
The Red Sox reduced their magic number to clinch a postseason berth to seven thanks to a 14-hit barrage and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who held the Orioles to three runs over an effective 5 1/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (89-59)
Won 3
Boston 9, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (60-89)
Lost 4
September 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0   9 14 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 0
Standings thru 9/20/09  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 2 3 3 1 1 0 .304
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .296
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .298
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .309
  Lowrie, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158
Bay, LF 4 1 2 3 0 2 2 .268
  Anderson, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .266
  a-Reddick, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Lowell, DH 5 0 1 2 0 1 3 .295
Varitek, C 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .211
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .237
Totals 40 9 14 9 3 6 20  

a-Flied out for Drew, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, Al (20, Berken), Ellsbury (26, Berken).
HR: Bay (35, 4th inning off Waters, 0 on, 1 out), Ellsbury (8, 7th inning off Bass, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 7; Lowell; Gonzalez, Al 3; Pedroia 2; Youkilis; Varitek; Martinez, V 2; Bay 5.
RBI: Bay 3 (110), Lowell 2 (74), Martinez, V (98), Ellsbury 3 (55).
2-out RBI: Lowell 2; Ellsbury 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Bay; Martinez, V.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (63, 2nd base off Berken/Wieters).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Gonzalez, Al-Martinez, V, Youkilis-Pedroia-Martinez, V).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .285
Pie, CF 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .258
Wieters, C 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 .282
  Rodriguez, Guill, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .293
Scott, LF 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .257
Wigginton, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .268
Aubrey, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 1 0 .308
Turner, J, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .256
Totals 34 3 9 3 4 8 14  

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (54, Matsuzaka).
HR: Scott (24, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts, B 2; Wigginton; Scott 4; Izturis, C 2; Wieters 3; Aubrey.
RBI: Scott 2 (73), Aubrey (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pie 2.
GIDP: Roberts, B, Turner, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Turner, J-Roberts, B-Aubrey).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (W, 3-5) 5.1 8 3 3 1 5 1 6.80
Ramirez, R 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.67
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.36
Saito 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.44
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (L, 5-12) 3.0 10 6 6 2 3 0 6.41
Waters 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 1 10.13
Bass 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.96
Sarfate 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.00
Johnson, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.97

Waters pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Bay (by Bass).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 110-73, Ramirez, R 28-15, Okajima 12-8, Saito 19-11, Berken 68-45, Waters 45-28, Bass 13-8, Sarfate 7-6, Johnson, J 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 5-1, Ramirez, R 3-0, Okajima 1-1, Saito 0-0, Berken 2-4, Waters 1-1, Bass 3-1, Sarfate 0-2, Johnson, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 24, Ramirez, R 6, Okajima 3, Saito 5, Berken 21, Waters 10, Bass 7, Sarfate 3, Johnson, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 3-1, Bass 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 27,546.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 20, 2009
September 20, 2009

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