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Loretta gives Boston a lift
Red Sox win series
Mark Loretta came through with a
go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, helping the Red Sox to a series win. Jason Varitek went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Keith Foulke pitched a scoreless eighth to get the victory.
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Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
Mark Loretta laces an RBI single to right field to tie things up in the eighth inning Thursday. (Gail Burton/AP)
Series at a glance:
Orioles stopped short
Baltimore's offense scored five runs off Lenny DiNardo in the fourth inning, including rookie Jeff Fiorentino's two-run single, but it couldn't push across any more runs the rest of the night. Rookie Adam Loewen tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 14, 2006
BOS
Boston (78-68)
Won 1
Boston 6, Baltimore 5   BAL
Baltimore (63-83)
Lost 1
September 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1   6 11 1
Baltimore
0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 2
Standings thru 9/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, LF5120113.283
Loretta, 1B6022003.293
Ortiz, DH2201403.282
Pena, CF5120015.310
  Huckaby, C0000000.333
Lowell, 3B4011105.287
Varitek, C4031103.245
  2-Kapler, PR-CF0100000.253
Nixon, RF4000114.281
Pedroia, 2B3000011.122
Gonzalez, SS3000012.255
  a-Hinske, PH1010000.253
  1-Crisp, PR0100000.265
  Cora, SS0000100.254
Totals3761159529 

a-Singled for Gonzalez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Hinske in the 8th. 2-Ran for Varitek in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (39, Loewen), Varitek (18, Hoey).
TB: Youkilis 3; Loretta 2; Pena 2; Lowell; Varitek 4; Hinske.
RBI: Ortiz (128), Lowell (70), Varitek (53), Loretta 2 (55).
2-out RBI: Varitek; Loretta.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez; Varitek 2; Loretta; Nixon; Lowell 2; Ortiz 2.
S: Pedroia.
GIDP: Pedroia; Nixon.
Team LOB: 15.

FIELDING
E: Pedroia (2, fielding).
DP: (Cora-Pedroia-Loretta).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5011013.291
Mora, 3B5010013.277
Markakis, RF5110011.304
Tejada, SS4110100.329
Hernandez, C4120102.272
Millar, DH4121011.260
Newhan, CF4000004.250
Gomez, 1B3110110.289
Fiorentino, LF4022001.333
Totals3851143515 

BATTING
2B: Gomez (6, DiNardo), Roberts (31, DiNardo), Mora (24, Timlin).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora 2; Markakis; Tejada; Hernandez 2; Millar 2; Gomez 2; Fiorentino 2.
RBI: Millar (54), Fiorentino 2 (5), Roberts (52).
2-out RBI: Fiorentino 2; Roberts.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts; Mora 2; Newhan.
GIDP: Hernandez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Roberts (7, fielding), Tejada (17, fielding).
DP: 2 (Roberts-Tejada-Gomez, Tejada-Roberts-Gomez).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo 3.27551007.94
Burns 2.12000306.75
Hansen 1.00001105.97
Foulke (W, 3-1)1.01000105.02
Timlin (S, 5)1.01001004.47
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loewen 5.16333205.31
Britton (H, 4)0.20001103.58
Hoey (H, 2)0.211110011.88
Burres (H, 1)0.10000106.00
Williams (H, 11)0.11110004.72
Ray (BS, 4)0.22001002.91
Lopez (L, 9-16)0.21113105.88
Chen 0.10000006.54

WP: DiNardo.
IBB: Tejada (by Timlin), Cora (by Lopez).
HBP: Pedroia (by Loewen).
Pitches-strikes: DiNardo 61-39, Burns 45-32, Hansen 12-7, Foulke 10-7, Timlin 11-5, Loewen 95-57, Britton 21-12, Hoey 18-9, Burres 4-4, Williams 6-4, Ray 22-12, Lopez 24-10, Chen 5-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: DiNardo 7-4, Burns 2-2, Hansen 1-1, Foulke 1-1, Timlin 2-1, Loewen 10-4, Britton 0-1, Hoey 1-1, Burres 0-0, Williams 1-0, Ray 0-2, Lopez 1-0, Chen 0-1.
Batters faced: DiNardo 19, Burns 10, Hansen 4, Foulke 4, Timlin 4, Loewen 25, Britton 4, Hoey 4, Burres 1, Williams 2, Ray 5, Lopez 6, Chen 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Burns 2-0, Burres 1-0, Ray 1-1, Chen 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 71 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:21 (:21 delay).
Att: 27,741.

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