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Box > Baltimore 9, Boston 1
Six-shooter: Palmeiro paces O's
When Edgar Renteria singled in the third to drive in Trot Nixon, the game was tied. From there, however, it was all Orioles, as they plated the final eight runs. Red-hot Johnny Damon extended his hitting streak to 24 games.
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Rafael Palmeiro singled, homered and had two sacrifice flies in Saturday's win. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Rafael Palmeiro inched two hits closer to the 3,000 mark, going 2-for-3 with his 565th homer and six RBIs. Miguel Tejada also brought the lumber, going 5-for-5 with two singles, two doubles and a triple. That was plenty for lefty Bruce Chen, who allowed one run.
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BOS
Boston (49-37)
Lost 1
Baltimore 9, Boston 1   BAL
Baltimore (46-40)
Won 1
July 9, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 2
Baltimore
1 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 X   9 14 0
Standings through 7/9/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5020012.344
Renteria, SS4011001.275
Ortiz, DH3000103.315
Ramirez, M, LF4010021.275
Varitek, C3010113.302
Millar, 1B3000002.264
a-Stern, PH1000000.000
Nixon, RF3110101.296
Youkilis, 3B3010101.286
Bellhorn, 2B4000024.221
Totals331714618 

a-Grounded out for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (20, Chen).
TB: Damon 2; Renteria; Ramirez, M; Varitek; Nixon 2; Youkilis.
RBI: Renteria (31).
2-out RBI: Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz; Varitek; Damon.
GIDP: Millar.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Varitek (5, pickoff), Renteria (17, missed catch).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5110003.350
Mora, 3B5220011.299
Gomez, 3B0000000.285
Tejada, SS5251000.330
Palmeiro, 1B3126011.268
Sosa, DH3100202.229
Surhoff, RF5011006.283
Matos, CF3000101.275
Bigbie, LF4120021.262
Whiteside, C4111012.200
Totals3791493517 

BATTING
2B: Tejada 2 (29, Miller, Cassidy), Surhoff (6, Halama).
3B: Tejada (4, Halama), Bigbie (1, Cassidy).
HR: Palmeiro (14, 3rd inning off Miller, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts; Mora 2; Tejada 9; Palmeiro 5; Surhoff 2; Bigbie 4; Whiteside.
RBI: Palmeiro 6 (48), Surhoff (20), Whiteside (1), Tejada (62).
2-out RBI: Surhoff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Surhoff 3; Roberts 2; Matos; Sosa.
SF: Palmeiro 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matos (8, 3rd base off Miller/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Tejada-Roberts-Palmeiro).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miller (L, 2-3)6.07443515.03
Halama 0.23220006.05
Cassidy 0.243300040.50
Myers 0.20000002.65
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chen (W, 7-5)7.05113503.87
Julio 1.01000104.24
Williams 1.01001003.23

Chen pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Miller 108-66, Halama 24-16, Cassidy 23-13, Myers 10-6, Chen 108-66, Julio 12-7, Williams 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Miller 6-7, Halama 2-0, Cassidy 0-2, Myers 0-2, Chen 6-10, Julio 1-1, Williams 1-2.
Batters faced: Miller 28, Halama 5, Cassidy 6, Myers 3, Chen 28, Julio 4, Williams 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Cassidy 1-0, Myers 2-1, Julio 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:04.
Att: 49,331.

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