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Youkilis' big bat
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Red Sox 6, Orioles 4
Kevin Youkilis (center) drilled his third homer of the season in the third inning Saturday. (AP)
There wasn't much that could be done to stop Kevin Youkilis, whose 4-for-5, four-RBI night left him just a triple short of the cycle en route to pacing an offense that also received contributions in the form of RBIs from Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, as the Red Sox secured their third straight win.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (6-5)
Lost 3
Boston 6, Baltimore 4   BOS
Boston (5-6)
Won 3
April 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   4 8 1
Boston
0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 X   6 12 1
Standings thru 4/18/09  |  Recap: BAL  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Red Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .435
Jones, Ad, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .381
Markakis, RF 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 .357
Huff, 1B 4 0 1 2 1 0 3 .279
Wigginton, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .242
Scott, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .289
Zaun, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .133
Pie, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .179
Izturis, C, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .162
Totals 35 4 8 3 4 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Zaun (4, Beckett), Roberts, B (5, Beckett), Huff (4, Beckett).
TB: Scott; Izturis, C; Roberts, B 3; Wigginton; Zaun 2; Markakis; Huff 2.
RBI: Markakis (16), Huff 2 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis, C 2; Wigginton; Zaun; Pie; Huff.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wigginton (1, 2nd base off Saito/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Roberts, B (2, fielding).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .217
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .234
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .186
Youkilis, 1B 5 2 4 4 0 1 0 .467
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 3 .278
Bay, LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 .314
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 .262
Varitek, C 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 .226
Green, N, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278
  a-Carter, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Velazquez, G, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 6 12 6 5 8 20  

a-Struck out for Green, N in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis 2 (5, Eaton, Johnson, J), Varitek (3, Eaton), Lowell (3, Bass), Drew, J (3, Walker).
HR: Youkilis (3, 3rd inning off Eaton, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell 3; Pedroia; Drew, J 2; Youkilis 9; Varitek 2.
RBI: Varitek (3), Youkilis 4 (9), Lowell (10).
2-out RBI: Varitek; Lowell; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green, N 2; Drew, J; Ellsbury; Carter, C; Bay 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (1, 2nd base off Eaton/Zaun).
CS: Pedroia (1, 2nd base by Bass/Zaun).

FIELDING
E: Green, N (1, missed catch).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eaton (L, 0-2) 4.0 9 6 6 2 4 1 11.25
Bass 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 11.57
Walker 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ray 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7.71
Johnson, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.18
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 2-1) 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 3.79
Okajima (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.76
Saito (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.40
Papelbon (S, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.69

Walker pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Eaton , Beckett .
IBB: Varitek (by Ray), Drew, J (by Johnson, J).
HBP: Jones, Ad (by Papelbon), Pedroia (by Bass).
Pitches-strikes: Eaton 93-62, Bass 30-18, Walker 2-1, Ray 15-9, Johnson, J 20-11, Beckett 105-62, Okajima 9-8, Saito 17-11, Papelbon 23-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eaton 1-5, Bass 3-0, Walker 0-0, Ray 0-1, Johnson, J 1-1, Beckett 8-4, Okajima 0-0, Saito 0-1, Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced: Eaton 23, Bass 8, Walker 1, Ray 4, Johnson, J 6, Beckett 28, Okajima 3, Saito 4, Papelbon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Ray 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 49 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 37,559.
Venue: Fenway Park.
April 18, 2009
April 18, 2009

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