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Slugger jacks a pair
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Red Sox 6, Orioles 3
Jason Bay follows through on his second homer, a two-run shot in the eighth. (Nick Wass/AP)
Jason Bay means business. The slugging left fielder, hitting .348 since being acquired from the Pirates at the Trade Deadline, ripped two homers to power the Red Sox to victory against the O's. Jon Lester worked seven strong innings for his 12th win.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (72-53)
Won 1
Boston 6, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (60-64)
Lost 1
August 18, 2008
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Boston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2   6 9 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   3 5 1
Standings thru 8/18/08  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 .265
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .320
Ortiz, D, DH 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .262
Youkilis, 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .317
Bay, LF 5 2 3 4 0 0 1 .292
Lowrie, SS-3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .309
Casey, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .346
  1-Cora, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .296
Varitek, C 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 .216
Crisp, CF 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 .248
Totals 36 6 9 6 8 7 18  

1-Ran for Casey in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D 2 (16, Guthrie, Johnson, J).
HR: Bay 2 (25, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Cherry, 1 on, 1 out), Varitek (9, 2nd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Casey; Ortiz, D 4; Crisp; Varitek 4; Bay 9; Pedroia.
RBI: Bay 4 (80), Varitek (33), Ortiz, D (63).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Casey; Ellsbury 2; Varitek.
GIDP: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (10, 2nd base off Guthrie/Hernandez, Ra).
CS: Crisp (5, 2nd base by Guthrie/Hernandez, Ra).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .296
Markakis, RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .305
Mora, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .283
Huff, DH 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .304
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .257
Millar, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .248
Scott, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .270
Payton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241
Castro, Ju, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195
  a-Cintron, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Totals 32 3 5 3 3 6 7  

a-Grounded out for Castro, Ju in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Millar (23, Lester), Huff (37, Papelbon).
HR: Huff (27, 4th inning off Lester, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Millar 2; Roberts, B; Hernandez, Ra; Huff 6.
RBI: Huff 3 (87).
2-out RBI: Huff 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Hernandez, Ra.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Millar (5, fielding).
DP: (Millar-Castro, Ju-Millar).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 12-4) 7.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 3.17
Delcarmen (H, 16) 0.2 0 2 2 2 1 0 4.53
Papelbon (S, 33) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.84
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (L, 10-9) 7.0 5 2 2 5 4 2 3.15
Cherry 0.2 2 2 1 2 2 1 7.20
Castillo, A 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Johnson, J 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 2.37
Bierd 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.52

WP: Cherry.
Pitches-strikes: Lester 103-64, Delcarmen 24-12, Papelbon 16-12, Guthrie 104-56, Cherry 30-16, Castillo, A 2-2, Johnson, J 24-14, Bierd 5-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 6-4, Delcarmen 1-0, Papelbon 1-1, Guthrie 5-7, Cherry 1-0, Castillo, A 1-0, Johnson, J 3-0, Bierd 0-0.
Batters faced: Lester 26, Delcarmen 4, Papelbon 5, Guthrie 29, Cherry 7, Castillo, A 1, Johnson, J 6, Bierd 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 2-2, Castillo, A 3-0, Bierd 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 40,429.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
August 18, 2008
August 18, 2008

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