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Ace overpowers O's
Red Sox 6, Orioles 2
J.D. Drew follows the flight of his third-inning single. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
 Papelbon's save
 Drew's two-run single
Josh Beckett allowed two runs on eight hits over 8 2/3 innings to become baseball's first 15-game winner. J.D. Drew went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Julio Lugo notched two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (70-46)
Won 1
Boston 6, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (53-62)
Lost 1
August 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   6 10 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4021101.330
Youkilis, 1B2001313.302
  Hinske, 1B0000000.207
Ortiz, DH5010036.317
Ramirez, LF4100127.293
  Pena, LF0000000.221
Lowell, 3B4110104.308
Varitek, C3210201.262
Drew, RF5132021.259
Crisp, CF4100125.273
Lugo, SS3022100.233
Totals346106101028 

BATTING
2B: Drew 2 (22, Olson, Burres), Lugo (22, Olson), Lowell (29, Olson).
TB: Pedroia 2; Ortiz; Lowell 2; Varitek; Drew 5; Lugo 3.
RBI: Lugo 2 (53), Drew 2 (44), Pedroia (36), Youkilis (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Youkilis; Ortiz; Ramirez 2; Crisp.
GIDP: Crisp; Youkilis; Varitek.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4120020.320
Patterson, CF4010002.269
Markakis, RF4020012.297
Tejada, SS4111013.301
Millar, 1B4011000.263
Huff, DH3000110.258
Mora, 3B4010022.270
Hernandez, R, C3000011.264
Payton, LF3000000.256
Totals332821810 

BATTING
2B: Mora (19, Beckett), Roberts (33, Beckett), Millar (19, Beckett).
TB: Roberts 3; Patterson; Markakis 2; Tejada; Millar 2; Mora 2.
RBI: Tejada (55), Millar (48).
2-out RBI: Tejada; Millar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, R; Mora.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Markakis (4, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Tejada-Roberts-Millar, Mora-Millar, Mora-Roberts-Millar).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 15-5)8.28220803.24
Delcarmen 0.00001002.35
Papelbon (S, 27)0.10000001.98
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Olson (L, 1-1)6.18446604.60
Shuey 1.01223207.91
Burres 1.21001204.52

Delcarmen pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

IBB: Varitek (by Olson).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 115-81, Delcarmen 12-8, Papelbon 3-3, Olson 115-62, Shuey 33-13, Burres 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 7-10, Delcarmen 0-0, Papelbon 0-1, Olson 7-6, Shuey 0-1, Burres 2-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 32, Delcarmen 1, Papelbon 1, Olson 30, Shuey 7, Burres 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-0, Papelbon 2-0, Shuey 2-0, Burres 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 90 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 49,242.

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