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Nine Ks for Lester
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Red Sox 2, Orioles 1
George Kottaras and Takashi Saito celebrate the victory. (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Sox scored just twice, on singles by Mike Lowell and Dustin Pedroia, but with the way Jon Lester was handcuffing the O's, those runs were enough. Lester threw seven shutout frames and fanned nine before handing off to the 'pen and Takashi Saito, who earned his first Boston save.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (6-6)
Lost 4
Boston 2, Baltimore 1   BOS
Boston (6-6)
Won 4
April 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 0
Boston
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 4/19/09  |  Recap: BAL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Red Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .417
Jones, Ad, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .372
  Pie, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .161
Markakis, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .348
Huff, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .277
Wigginton, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .270
Scott, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .262
Freel, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .071
  a-Zaun, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .129
Moeller, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
Andino, SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .444
Totals 32 1 6 1 2 10 14  

a-Struck out for Freel in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Andino 2; Wigginton 2; Markakis; Huff.
RBI: Wigginton (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pie; Huff; Moeller; Zaun.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wigginton (1, 2nd base by Lester/Kottaras).
PO: Wigginton (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
DP: (Andino-Roberts, B-Huff).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .240
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .235
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .170
Youkilis, 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .468
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .289
Lowell, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .267
Kottaras, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222
Green, N, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 29 2 6 2 1 5 11  

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (6, Uehara), Ellsbury (1, Uehara), Green, N (2, Uehara).
TB: Green, N 2; Ellsbury 3; Lowell; Youkilis 2; Pedroia.
RBI: Lowell (11), Pedroia (2).
2-out RBI: Lowell; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D.
GIDP: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
PB: Kottaras (1).
Pickoffs: Lester (Wigginton at 1st base).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Uehara (L, 2-1) 7.0 5 2 2 1 5 0 5.29
Sherrill 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 1-2) 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 5.50
Ramirez, R (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Saito (S, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.23

Game Scores: Uehara , Lester .
WP: Lester.
Pitches-strikes: Uehara 105-75, Sherrill 12-8, Lester 108-67, Ramirez, R 15-8, Saito 23-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Uehara 3-6, Sherrill 1-1, Lester 7-2, Ramirez, R 0-1, Saito 1-1.
Batters faced: Uehara 27, Sherrill 3, Lester 26, Ramirez, R 3, Saito 5.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 49 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 37,869.
Venue: Fenway Park.
April 19, 2009
April 19, 2009

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