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15th win for magician
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Red Sox 7, Orioles 2
Jason Varitek is congratulated by Alex Cora after his homer in the second. (Nick Wass/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (73-53)
Won 2
Boston 7, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (61-65)
Lost 2
August 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0   7 15 1
Baltimore
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 1
Standings thru 8/19/08  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 6 2 2 0 0 2 4 .266
Pedroia, 2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .320
  Bailey, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 .266
Youkilis, 3B-1B-3B 5 1 3 3 0 0 3 .320
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 5 .292
Casey, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .345
  Lowrie, 3B-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .314
Varitek, C 5 1 2 2 0 1 2 .218
Cora, SS-2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .291
Crisp, CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .248
Totals 40 7 15 7 5 6 22  

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (40, Cabrera, D), Varitek (18, Castillo, A).
HR: Varitek (10, 2nd inning off Cabrera, D, 0 on, 0 out), Youkilis (24, 5th inning off Cabrera, D, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D 2; Lowrie; Crisp; Pedroia 2; Cora; Casey; Youkilis 6; Varitek 6; Bay.
RBI: Ortiz, D (64), Bay (81), Varitek 2 (35), Youkilis 3 (87).
2-out RBI: Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury 2; Crisp 2; Bay 2.
SF: Bay.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (40, 2nd base off Cabrera, D/Hernandez, Ra, 2nd base off Cormier/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
E: Cora (4, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Cora-Casey, Lowrie-Cora-Bailey).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 .299
Markakis, RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .305
Mora, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 3 7 .283
Huff, DH 4 1 0 0 1 2 7 .302
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .257
Scott, LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 .271
Millar, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .248
Payton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238
Castro, Ju, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .198
Totals 35 2 9 2 5 8 25  

BATTING
TB: Scott; Millar; Roberts, B 3; Castro, Ju; Mora; Markakis; Hernandez, Ra.
RBI: Hernandez, Ra (51), Scott (52).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, Ra; Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, Ra; Millar; Huff 4.
GIDP: Castro, Ju, Payton.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (31, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, Ra (9, throw).
Outfield assists: Payton (Casey at 3rd base).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (W, 15-2) 5.0 6 2 2 5 6 0 2.77
Lopez, Jav 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.53
Masterson 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.34
Delcarmen 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.44
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cabrera, D (L, 8-8) 4.1 9 6 6 3 2 2 4.98
Castillo, A 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
Cormier 2.1 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.50
Bierd 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.38

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

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