Jason Varitek is congratulated by Alex Cora after his homer in the second. (Nick Wass/AP)
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
Daisuke Matsuzaka weaved his way in and out of trouble all night long, allowing six hits and five walks in five innings, but the escape artist gave up only two runs en route to his 15th victory. Kevin Youkilis and Jason Varitek both went deep.
WP: Matsuzaka. IBB: Ortiz, D (by Cormier). Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka
105-60, Lopez, Jav 11-7, Masterson 24-15, Delcarmen 19-12, Cabrera, D 92-54, Castillo, A 24-16, Cormier 41-26, Bierd 15-9. Groundouts-flyouts:
Matsuzaka 4-3, Lopez, Jav 3-0, Masterson 2-1, Delcarmen 2-1, Cabrera, D 5-4, Castillo, A 1-2, Cormier 4-1, Bierd 1-1. Batters
faced: Matsuzaka 26, Lopez, Jav 3, Masterson 6, Delcarmen 5, Cabrera, D 24, Castillo, A 7, Cormier 10, Bierd 5. Inherited
runners-scored: Castillo, A 2-1, Cormier 2-0. Ejections: Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin
Pedroia ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson (8th) Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Mike
Reilly. 3B: Andy Fletcher. Weather: 91 degrees, clear. Wind: 10 mph, In from CF. T: 3:21. Att:
48,515. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. August 19, 2008 August 19, 2008
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