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Red Sox Sweep Orioles in Baltimore

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The Red Sox out-slugged the Orioles 18-10 on Sunday to complete a 3-game weekend series sweep in Baltimore.  The Red Sox scored in every inning except the 5th and 7th innings.  They racked up 23 hits and 7 walks, and struck out just 3 times all game.

Newly acquired Victor Martinez led the hitting barrage by going 5 for 6 with 4 RBI’s and 1 run scored.  Check out some of these sweet lines: Jacoby Ellsbury – 2 hits, 4 runs scored, 2 walks; Dustin Pedroia – 3 hits, 4 runs scored, 1 walk; Kevin Youkilis – 3 hits, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI’s, 2 walks; Rocco Baldelli – 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 2 walks; Josh Reddick – 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI’s; Jed Lowrie – 2 hits, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 walk.  Not bad in a day’s work.

The only surprising story out of the game was that Red Sox starter Clay Buccholz didn’t get the win!  Buchholz labored through 4 innings, giving up 7 ER on 9 hits and 4 walks.  His lack of control cost him a shot at pitching 5 innings to qualify for the win, and Manager Terry Francona didn’t want to take any chances with the big lead.  Manny Delcarmen picked up his 4th win of the 2009 MLB schedule by pitching 1 2/3 innings of 2-run ball.  Ramon Ramirez gave up 1 run on 4 hits in 1 1/3 of an inning and Takashi Saito closed out the game with 2 scoreless innings of work.

The Red Sox are now 62-42 – 20 games over .500 – and just a 1/2 game behind the Yankees for 1st place in the AL East.

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1 comment to Red Sox Sweep Orioles in Baltimore

  • TheGreenMonster

    We have a pretty tough August schedule coming up. I confidence in the Sox being able to get through it. Our bats are getting hot at just the right time and Victor Martinez has had some pretty solid at bats in his first two games.

    I still think the main question is in the pitching rotation after Beckett and Lester. With Wakefield on the DL for now, Penny not being consistent, Smoltz being horrible, and now Buchholz is also having trouble.

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