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Beckett, Sox fall to O's
Orioles 5, Red Sox 3
Josh Beckett gave up a leadoff home run to Brian Roberts. (Elise Amendola/AP)
 Otiz's two-run homer
The Orioles struck early, and Josh Beckett couldn't get into a groove in his eight innings of work. David Ortiz smashed his 17th and 18th home runs of the season, but his power show wasn't enough.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (50-55)
Won 1
Baltimore 5, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (64-42)
Lost 2
July 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0   5 10 1
Boston
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 4 0
Standings thru 7/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5222003.317
Patterson, CF4110102.266
Markakis, RF3000122.291
Millar, 1B4012000.270
Tejada, SS4110001.308
Huff, 3B4010020.248
  Gomez, 3B0000000.308
Hernandez, R, C3011110.263
Gibbons, DH4010012.220
  1-Fahey, PR-DH0000000.243
Payton, LF4120004.274
Totals3551053614 


1-Ran for Gibbons in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts (27, Beckett), Hernandez, R (11, Beckett).
HR: Roberts (9, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 6; Patterson; Millar; Tejada; Huff; Hernandez, R 2; Gibbons; Payton 2.
RBI: Roberts 2 (40), Millar 2 (46), Hernandez, R (43).
2-out RBI: Millar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton 2; Patterson.
GIDP: Roberts.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson 2 (27, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Roberts (32, 3rd base off Beckett/Varitek).
CS: Patterson (7, 3rd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Tejada (7, fielding).
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Millar).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5000026.221
Pedroia, 2B4100102.313
Ortiz, DH4233000.321
Ramirez, LF4000012.299
Youkilis, 1B3000122.304
Lowell, 3B4000001.306
Varitek, C2000110.269
Crisp, CF3010101.279
Pena, RF1000113.227
  a-Hinske, PH-RF1000110.204
Totals313436817 

a-Struck out for Pena in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz 2 (18, 3rd inning off Bedard, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Bell, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz 9; Crisp.
RBI: Ortiz 3 (64).
2-out RBI: Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Lugo 2; Pedroia.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (W, 11-4)6.02225613.05
Bell (H, 1)1.01110213.15
Bradford (H, 14)1.11000002.74
Walker (S, 4)0.20001002.40
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 13-5)8.09552613.41
Delcarmen 0.11001002.66
Lopez 0.20000003.00

Bell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Bedard.
HBP: Varitek (by Bedard).
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 112-65, Bell 13-10, Bradford 17-12, Walker 11-7, Beckett 110-76, Delcarmen 8-3, Lopez 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 8-4, Bell 0-1, Bradford 2-2, Walker 2-0, Beckett 10-7, Delcarmen 1-0, Lopez 1-1.
Batters faced: Bedard 26, Bell 4, Bradford 5, Walker 3, Beckett 33, Delcarmen 3, Lopez 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 1-0, Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 36,866.

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