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David Wells allowed just three hits and pitched eight scoreless innings as the Red Sox moved into a first-place tie in the American League East. Jason Varitek's three-run homer in the sixth inning jump-started Boston's offense.
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David Wells was overpowering Wednesday, allowing just three hits over eight innings. (Chris Gardner/AP)
Bruce Chen carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but things quickly changed for the Orioles. When his night was over, Chen allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings and his offense was held to just three hits and no runs.
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Boston (9-6)
Won 1
Boston 8, Baltimore 0   BAL
Baltimore (9-6)
Lost 1
April 20, 2005
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Boston
0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 0   8 9 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings through 4/20/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4111111.300
Renteria, SS5000024.213
Ramirez, M, LF2121200.294
Nixon, RF0000100.297
Ortiz, DH5000015.263
Millar, 1B3110001.267
1-McCarty, PR-1B0100100.500
Varitek, C4323112.340
Mirabelli, C0000000.182
Payton, RF-LF4010102.292
Mueller, 3B5111005.239
Bellhorn, 2B4011012.235
Totals368977622 


1-Ran for Millar in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (3, Chen), Damon (4, Chen), Mueller (3, Reed).
HR: Varitek (4, 6th inning off Chen, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 2; Ramirez, M 3; Millar; Varitek 5; Payton; Mueller 2; Bellhorn.
RBI: Varitek 3 (9), Ramirez, M (17), Mueller (2), Bellhorn (5), Damon (4).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Renteria 3; Mueller 2.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Mueller-Bellhorn-Millar).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3000100.400
Mora, 3B4000012.246
Tejada, SS4000012.333
Sosa, RF3010010.283
Palmeiro, 1B3000011.196
Lopez, J, DH3010001.321
Surhoff, LF3000001.095
Matos, CF3010000.333
Gil, C3000011.353
Totals29030158 

BATTING
TB: Sosa; Lopez, J; Matos.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada.
GIDP: Lopez, J.
Team LOB: 3.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells (W, 2-2)8.03001503.51
Neal 1.00000008.31
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chen (L, 1-1)6.15553413.38
Reed 1.043311013.50
Parrish 1.00002101.35
Bauer 0.200010012.15

WP: Parrish 2.
Balk: Chen.
HBP: Millar (by Chen).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 109-74, Neal 11-6, Chen 113-71, Reed 25-16, Parrish 28-14, Bauer 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 13-6, Neal 0-3, Chen 7-8, Reed 0-2, Parrish 1-1, Bauer 1-1.
Batters faced: Wells 27, Neal 3, Chen 28, Reed 8, Parrish 5, Bauer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reed 1-1, Parrish 2-1, Bauer 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 36,478.

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