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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2007
O's knock Sox off
Bedard gets it done vs. Sox
Brian Roberts got the evening off to a good start for the Orioles, as he homered on Red Sox starter Josh Beckett's first pitch of the game. Baltimore added three runs in the third and another in the sixth to support Erik Bedard, who went six innings and gave up two runs on two hits.
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 Roberts' homer
Orioles 5, Red Sox 3
Brian Roberts is congratulated in the dugout after his leadoff home run on Tuesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Beckett, Sox fall to O's
The Orioles struck early, and Josh Beckett couldn't get into a groove in his eight innings of work. David Ortiz smashed his 17th and 18th home runs of the season, but his power show wasn't enough.
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 Otiz's two-run homer
BAL
Baltimore (50-55)
Won 1
Baltimore 5, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (64-42)
Lost 2
July 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0   5 10 1
Boston
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 4 0
Standings thru 7/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5222003.317
Patterson, CF4110102.266
Markakis, RF3000122.291
Millar, 1B4012000.270
Tejada, SS4110001.308
Huff, 3B4010020.248
  Gomez, 3B0000000.308
Hernandez, R, C3011110.263
Gibbons, DH4010012.220
  1-Fahey, PR-DH0000000.243
Payton, LF4120004.274
Totals3551053614 


1-Ran for Gibbons in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts (27, Beckett), Hernandez, R (11, Beckett).
HR: Roberts (9, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 6; Patterson; Millar; Tejada; Huff; Hernandez, R 2; Gibbons; Payton 2.
RBI: Roberts 2 (40), Millar 2 (46), Hernandez, R (43).
2-out RBI: Millar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton 2; Patterson.
GIDP: Roberts.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson 2 (27, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Roberts (32, 3rd base off Beckett/Varitek).
CS: Patterson (7, 3rd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Tejada (7, fielding).
DP: (Roberts-Tejada-Millar).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS5000026.221
Pedroia, 2B4100102.313
Ortiz, DH4233000.321
Ramirez, LF4000012.299
Youkilis, 1B3000122.304
Lowell, 3B4000001.306
Varitek, C2000110.269
Crisp, CF3010101.279
Pena, RF1000113.227
  a-Hinske, PH-RF1000110.204
Totals313436817 

a-Struck out for Pena in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Ortiz 2 (18, 3rd inning off Bedard, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Bell, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz 9; Crisp.
RBI: Ortiz 3 (64).
2-out RBI: Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Lugo 2; Pedroia.
GIDP: Lugo.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (W, 11-4)6.02225613.05
Bell (H, 1)1.01110213.15
Bradford (H, 14)1.11000002.74
Walker (S, 4)0.20001002.40
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 13-5)8.09552613.41
Delcarmen 0.11001002.66
Lopez 0.20000003.00

Bell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Bedard.
HBP: Varitek (by Bedard).
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 112-65, Bell 13-10, Bradford 17-12, Walker 11-7, Beckett 110-76, Delcarmen 8-3, Lopez 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 8-4, Bell 0-1, Bradford 2-2, Walker 2-0, Beckett 10-7, Delcarmen 1-0, Lopez 1-1.
Batters faced: Bedard 26, Bell 4, Bradford 5, Walker 3, Beckett 33, Delcarmen 3, Lopez 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 1-0, Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 36,866.

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