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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 09, 2007
Beckett's officially 18
Magic number shrinking
As far as finales go, the Red Sox accomplished two goals against the Orioles, lowering their magic number to clinch the AL East to 14 and helping Josh Beckett pick up his 18th win of the season. Coco Crisp delivered the game-winning hit, driving in J.D. Drew in the eighth inning.
Complete story >  
 Crisp's go-ahead single
 Lowell's two-run single
 Youkilis' backhanded stop
Red Sox 3, Orioles 2
Josh Beckett is tied with the Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang for the league lead in wins with 18. (Gail Burton/AP)
Series at a glance:
Series split eludes O's
After ending their 11-game home losing streak the day before, Baltimore was unable to win back-to-back games at home, falling short of its goal to pick up a split of the four-game set to Boston. In the loss, Jeremy Guthrie left in the sixth because of a rib cage injury.
Complete story >  
 Mora's homer
 Markakis' homer
Boston (87-57)
Won 1
Boston 3, Baltimore 2   BAL
Baltimore (61-81)
Lost 1
September 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 10 0
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 9/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
Ellsbury, LF5010002.373
Pedroia, 2B5130012.325
Ortiz, DH5110012.319
Lowell, 3B4012012.324
Drew, RF3110100.254
Youkilis, 1B3010113.289
Varitek, C3010112.262
Crisp, CF4011014.269
Cora, SS4000004.240

2B: Pedroia (35, Guthrie), Ortiz (44, Guthrie).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 4; Ortiz 2; Lowell; Drew; Youkilis; Varitek; Crisp.
RBI: Lowell 2 (103), Crisp (56).
2-out RBI: Lowell 2; Crisp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Youkilis; Pedroia; Ellsbury.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Youkilis (4, 2nd base off Guthrie/Hernandez), Drew (3, 2nd base off Bradford/Molina).

DP: (Varitek-Cora).

Roberts, 2B4000032.296
Redman, CF4010010.321
Markakis, RF4121011.296
Tejada, DH4000012.307
Huff, 1B4010010.272
Mora, 3B4121021.265
Hernandez, C2010000.241
  1-Fahey, PR-SS0000000.220
  b-Moore, PH1000011.118
Bynum, LF3000013.261
Hernandez, L, SS2010002.310
  a-Millar, PH1000001.257
  Molina, C0000000.087

a-Grounded out for Hernandez, L in the 7th. b-Struck out for Fahey in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hernandez in the 7th.

HR: Mora (14, 4th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out), Markakis (18, 6th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Redman; Markakis 5; Huff; Mora 5; Hernandez; Hernandez, L.
RBI: Mora (51), Markakis (95).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, L; Roberts.
S: Bynum.
Team LOB: 6.

CS: Hernandez, L (1, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

E: Redman (1, throw).
DP: (Hernandez, L-Roberts-Huff).

Beckett (W, 18-6)7.07220823.27
Okajima (H, 27)1.00000101.76
Papelbon (S, 35)1.01000201.55
Guthrie 5.07222503.65
Walker 1.11001002.91
Bradford (L, 3-7)1.12110003.63
Birkins 1.10000107.30

Guthrie pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Hernandez (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 116-79, Okajima 10-7, Papelbon 13-11, Guthrie 110-71, Walker 14-10, Bradford 18-12, Birkins 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 7-5, Okajima 2-0, Papelbon 0-1, Guthrie 2-8, Walker 2-2, Bradford 2-2, Birkins 2-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Okajima 3, Papelbon 4, Guthrie 24, Walker 6, Bradford 5, Birkins 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 1-0, Bradford 1-0, Birkins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 90 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 39,234.

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