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Series split eludes O's
Red Sox 3, Orioles 2
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis (right) almost collided trying to make a catch. (Gail Burton/AP)
 Mora's homer
 Markakis' homer
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.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
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 
Boston
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 10 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 8 1
Standings thru 9/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals3631033621 

BATTING
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.

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

FIELDING
DP: (Varitek-Cora).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals3328201113 

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

BATTING
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.

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

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

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 18-6)7.07220823.27
Okajima (H, 27)1.00000101.76
Papelbon (S, 35)1.01000201.55
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
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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