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Orioles soak Sox in six
Manager Terry Francona gave several of his regulars a day off. Johnny Damon, Manny Ramirez, Edgar Renteria and Jason Varitek may have been able to help in the late innings, but the game was halted after six, and the Red Sox lost to the Orioles.
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Baltimore's Daniel Cabrera improved to 7-7 with his win over the Red Sox on Thursday night. (Chris Gardner/AP)
Eli Marrero and Melvin Mora mashed solo homers in the third inning and Daniel Cabrera pitched five wobbly but effective innings as the Orioles closed the gap in the American League East with a six-inning win over the Red Sox. Sammy Sosa contributed his first RBI since June 19 in the victory.
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Boston (48-36)
Lost 1
Baltimore 3, Boston 1   BAL
Baltimore (45-39)
Won 1
July 7, 2005
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0 0 1 0 0 0       1 3 0
0 0 2 0 0 1       3 5 1
Standings through 7/7/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
Cora, SS3000021.201
Mueller, 3B2000120.282
Ortiz, DH3010002.313
Nixon, RF2020100.301
Millar, LF2000123.271
Olerud, 1B1000200.340
Mirabelli, C3000023.226
Stern, CF2000003.000
Bellhorn, 2B2100112.221

2B: Nixon (19, Cabrera).
TB: Ortiz; Nixon 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stern; Millar; Bellhorn.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Stern (1, 2nd base off Byrdak/Fasano).
PO: Nixon (2nd base by Fasano).

Roberts, 2B3000001.350
Mora, 3B3121000.300
Tejada, SS3110001.324
Palmeiro, 1B3000002.260
Sosa, DH3011000.230
Gibbons, RF3000011.258
Matos, CF2000000.281
Marrero, LF2111010.185
Fasano, C1000100.256

2B: Tejada (27, Wells).
HR: Marrero (7, 3rd inning off Wells, 0 on, 0 out), Mora (15, 3rd inning off Wells, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Mora 5; Tejada 2; Sosa; Marrero 4.
RBI: Marrero (18), Mora (47), Sosa (27).
2-out RBI: Mora; Sosa.
Team LOB: 3.

E: Marrero (3, fielding).
PB: Fasano (4).
Pickoffs: Fasano (Nixon at 2nd base).

Wells (L, 6-5)6.05331225.00
Cabrera (W, 7-7)5.03115804.90
Byrdak (S, 1)1.00001100.00

WP: Cabrera 2.
HBP: Stern (by Cabrera).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 63-47, Cabrera 106-59, Byrdak 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 7-9, Cabrera 2-4, Byrdak 2-0.
Batters faced: Wells 24, Cabrera 23, Byrdak 4.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Terry Craft.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Varies.
T: 2:01 (:00 delay, Rain).
Att: 47,389.

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