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Clay can't cut it
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Orioles 11, Red Sox 6
Dustin Pedroia slides into third base with a triple in the first inning. (Nick Wass/AP)
Staked to a four-run lead, it appeared Clay Buchholz was on his way to notching his first win since May 2. But it wasn't meant to be on this night, as the rookie righty allowed five runs in just 2 1/3 innings, and the Red Sox dropped the finale.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (73-54)
Lost 1
Baltimore 11, Boston 6   BAL
Baltimore (62-65)
Won 1
August 20, 2008
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Boston
2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   6 13 0
Baltimore
0 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 X   11 9 1
Standings thru 8/20/08  |  Recap: BOS | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Orioles stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 .267
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .319
Ortiz, D, DH 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 .267
Youkilis, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .321
Bay, LF 5 1 2 1 0 2 3 .293
Lowrie, SS 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .312
Bailey, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .231
Crisp, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .252
Cash, C 3 1 1 0 1 2 3 .221
Totals 38 6 13 5 4 7 21  

BATTING
2B: Cash (7, Waters), Lowrie (15, Waters), Ellsbury (13, Mickolio).
3B: Pedroia (2, Waters).
HR: Bay (26, 5th inning off Waters, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cash 2; Ellsbury 3; Ortiz, D; Lowrie 2; Crisp 2; Pedroia 3; Youkilis 2; Bay 5; Bailey.
RBI: Youkilis (88), Lowrie (31), Ortiz, D (65), Bay (82), Ellsbury (35).
2-out RBI: Bay; Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp 2; Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (41, 3rd base off Waters/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bay (Castro, Ju at 2nd base).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 1 2 2 1 0 2 .301
Markakis, RF 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 .303
Mora, 3B 3 2 1 4 0 0 1 .283
Huff, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .299
Scott, DH 3 2 1 0 2 2 0 .272
Hernandez, Ra, C 5 1 1 3 0 1 2 .256
Montanez, LF 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 .379
Payton, CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 .243
Castro, Ju, SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 .204
Totals 31 11 9 11 9 6 16  

BATTING
HR: Hernandez, Ra (13, 3rd inning off Aardsma, 2 on, 1 out), Mora (21, 4th inning off Lopez, Jav, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts, B 2; Castro, Ju; Scott; Mora 4; Montanez; Hernandez, Ra 4; Payton 2.
RBI: Montanez (7), Roberts, B 2 (45), Hernandez, Ra 3 (54), Castro, Ju (9), Mora 4 (95).
2-out RBI: Montanez; Roberts, B 2; Castro, Ju.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Huff; Castro, Ju.
SF: Mora.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mora (3, 3rd base off Aardsma/Cash), Payton (5, 2nd base off Timlin/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Waters (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Markakis (Lowrie at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Markakis-Castro, Ju, Roberts, B-Castro, Ju-Huff).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (L, 2-9) 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 6.75
Aardsma 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 1 4.19
Lopez, Jav 1.0 3 3 3 1 2 1 3.04
Timlin 2.0 1 1 1 3 2 0 5.30
Okajima 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.90
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Waters (W, 2-0) 5.0 8 5 4 3 1 1 4.98
Sarfate 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 5.19
Mickolio 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 9.00
Johnson, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.33

HBP: Mora (by Buchholz), Castro, Ju (by Timlin).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 60-30, Aardsma 16-6, Lopez, Jav 30-17, Timlin 61-35, Okajima 35-20, Waters 108-64, Sarfate 38-24, Mickolio 28-19, Johnson, J 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 4-3, Aardsma 1-0, Lopez, Jav 1-0, Timlin 2-1, Okajima 1-2, Waters 7-3, Sarfate 0-2, Mickolio 0-0, Johnson, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Buchholz 14, Aardsma 4, Lopez, Jav 7, Timlin 11, Okajima 7, Waters 24, Sarfate 8, Mickolio 6, Johnson, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Aardsma 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:36.
Att: 33,364.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
August 20, 2008
August 20, 2008

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