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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2007
Orioles use all nine in win
O's hold off Sox in win
The Orioles broke out the bats and put an end to their nine-game losing streak by putting up nine runs on the best team in the Majors. Homers by Miguel Tejada and Nick Markakis highlighted big innings and the O's bullpen held on for the victory.
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 Markakis' three-run homer
 Tejada's two-run homer
Orioles 9, Red Sox 8
Nick Markakis put the cap on a five-run sixth inning with a three-run blast. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Red Sox fall just short
The Red Sox jumped out to an early lead, but had to fight back during the late innings against the Orioles. They staged a rally in the ninth, but ended up falling by a run. Eric Hinske went 3-for-4 with a walk and four RBIs and David Ortiz blasted a homer.
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 Ortiz's homer
BAL
Baltimore (59-74)
Won 1
Baltimore 9, Boston 8   BOS
Boston (80-55)
Lost 4
August 31, 2007
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Baltimore
0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0   9 13 1
Boston
1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 2   8 15 1
Standings thru 8/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4100205.304
Patterson, CF5001006.272
Markakis, RF5233010.294
Tejada, SS4122101.306
Millar, 1B4100102.261
Huff, DH4220100.271
Mora, 3B4121101.262
Hernandez, C4121011.241
Payton, LF4021014.259
Totals3891396320 

BATTING
2B: Payton (18, Tavarez), Markakis (36, Tavarez), Tejada (17, Timlin).
HR: Tejada (17, 4th inning off Tavarez, 1 on, 0 out), Markakis (16, 6th inning off Timlin, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Markakis 7; Tejada 6; Huff 2; Mora 2; Hernandez 2; Payton 3.
RBI: Tejada 2 (69), Mora (47), Hernandez (48), Payton (47), Patterson (42), Markakis 3 (89).
2-out RBI: Markakis 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson 4; Millar; Roberts.
SF: Payton; Patterson.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Mora (10, fielding).
Outfield assists: Payton (Lowell at 2nd base).
DP: 4 (Tejada-Roberts-Millar, Roberts-Tejada-Millar 2, Bradford-Tejada-Millar).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5240010.321
Youkilis, 1B3111011.290
Ortiz, DH3211104.319
Lowell, 3B5131014.326
Drew, RF1000000.256
  Kielty, RF3000026.246
  b-Cora, PH1110000.254
Crisp, CF3120202.268
Hinske, LF4034101.213
Lugo, SS5001006.235
Cash, C3000014.143
  a-Varitek, PH-C2000002.262
Totals3881584630 

a-Grounded out for Cash in the 8th. b-Singled for Kielty in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (8, Liz), Pedroia 2 (31, Liz, Leicester).
HR: Ortiz (26, 1st inning off Liz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia 6; Youkilis; Ortiz 4; Lowell 3; Cora; Crisp 2; Hinske 4.
RBI: Ortiz (90), Hinske 4 (20), Lowell (94), Youkilis (72), Lugo (64).
2-out RBI: Ortiz; Hinske 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cash; Kielty; Lugo.
GIDP: Cash; Kielty; Ortiz; Varitek.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Cash (1, throw).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liz 3.04223317.00
Birkins (W, 1-1)3.03110208.00
Leicester 0.123310023.63
Walker 0.12000102.86
Bradford (H, 16)1.11000003.67
Baez (S, 3)1.03220006.46
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tavarez (L, 7-10)3.17441015.00
Lopez 1.21110002.86
Timlin 0.24441013.52
Snyder 1.11001103.65
Delcarmen 1.10002102.20
Papelbon 0.20001101.71

Liz pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.
Lopez pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Youkilis (by Liz), Ortiz (by Birkins), Youkilis (by Bradford), Hernandez (by Papelbon).
Pitches-strikes: Liz 72-37, Birkins 43-27, Leicester 15-9, Walker 13-8, Bradford 10-7, Baez 14-8, Tavarez 69-41, Lopez 18-11, Timlin 27-15, Snyder 29-16, Delcarmen 22-9, Papelbon 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Liz 2-3, Birkins 6-1, Leicester 0-1, Walker 0-0, Bradford 4-0, Baez 2-1, Tavarez 5-5, Lopez 4-1, Timlin 0-2, Snyder 1-2, Delcarmen 1-2, Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced: Liz 16, Birkins 11, Leicester 4, Walker 3, Bradford 5, Baez 6, Tavarez 18, Lopez 6, Timlin 7, Snyder 6, Delcarmen 6, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Birkins 2-0, Walker 2-2, Bradford 2-0, Lopez 2-0, Timlin 1-1, Snyder 1-0, Papelbon 1-0.
EjectionsBaltimore Orioles Manager Dave Trembley ejected by 1B umpire Joe West. (4th).
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:50.
Att: 36,810.

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