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Smoltz scuffling
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Orioles 6, Red Sox 2
The Red Sox's record in games John Smoltz has started fell to 1-5 with Sunday's loss. (AP)
John Smoltz has been bitten often by the big inning this year, and that trend continued against the Orioles on Sunday when he saw a one-run deficit balloon to four runs after Baltimore touched the veteran for three runs in the third inning.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (42-55)
Won 1
Baltimore 6, Boston 2   BOS
Boston (57-40)
Lost 1
July 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0   6 10 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 7/26/09  |  Recap: BAL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Red Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 .282
Pie, LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .233
Jones, Ad, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .298
Markakis, RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 .298
Reimold, DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .281
Wigginton, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .256
Mora, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .263
Zaun, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .256
Andino, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .224
Totals 35 6 10 6 4 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Mora (12, Smoltz), Markakis (30, Smoltz), Reimold (10, Smoltz), Pie (4, Smoltz).
HR: Markakis (12, 5th inning off Smoltz, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reimold 3; Roberts, B 2; Wigginton; Mora 2; Markakis 6; Pie 3.
RBI: Markakis 3 (66), Reimold (27), Wigginton (26), Pie (9).
2-out RBI: Markakis; Reimold; Wigginton; Pie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andino; Roberts, B; Zaun; Markakis.
SF: Markakis.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reimold (5, 2nd base off Saito/Kottaras).

FIELDING
E: Markakis (4, throw).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .293
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .303
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .292
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227
Bay, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .253
Drew, J, RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .235
  a-Baldelli, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250
Lowrie, SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .091
Kottaras, C 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .207
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 3 11  

a-Flied out for Drew, J in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (31, Johnson, J).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia 2; Drew, J; LaRoche 2.
RBI: Lowrie (3), Pedroia (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D 2; Kottaras.
SF: Lowrie.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (44, 2nd base off Hernandez, Da/Zaun).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ellsbury (Pie at 3rd base).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, Da (W, 3-2) 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 3.20
Johnson, J 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3.18
Sherrill 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smoltz (L, 1-4) 5.0 9 6 6 1 6 1 7.04
Masterson 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.63
Saito 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.27
Ramirez, R 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18

WP: Masterson.
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, Da 110-66, Johnson, J 15-10, Sherrill 14-10, Smoltz 83-58, Masterson 23-14, Saito 27-14, Ramirez, R 3-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, Da 2-11, Johnson, J 1-1, Sherrill 0-2, Smoltz 3-2, Masterson 2-1, Saito 1-2, Ramirez, R 0-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez, Da 26, Johnson, J 5, Sherrill 3, Smoltz 24, Masterson 7, Saito 7, Ramirez, R 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 37,606.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 26, 2009
July 26, 2009

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