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Offense held in check by O's

Victor Martinez and Bill Hall each had RBI singles, but Boston's offense managed just three other hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka surrendered four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Red Sox dropped the opener.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, B, 2B3210212.284
Markakis, RF4120111.290
Wigginton, 1B4001024.249
Scott, DH2022100.285
Wieters, C3100103.257
Jones, Ad, CF4000011.282
Pie, LF4010000.281
Izturis, C, SS4010011.239
Bell, J, 3B4010011.215
Totals324835713.259
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scutaro, 2B3100100.272
McDonald, D, RF2010100.275
a-Nava, PH-LF1000010.246
Martinez, V, 1B4031001.296
Beltre, A, 3B3000103.327
Lowell, DH3100114.226
Lowrie, SS3000002.259
Hall, LF-RF3011020.239
b-Drew, J, PH1000010.257
Varitek, C4000032.240
Kalish, CF3000010.233
Totals302524912.267
a-Struck out for McDonald, D in the 7th. b-Struck out for Hall in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Markakis 2 (43, Matsuzaka, Bowden).
TB: Scott 2; Bell, J; Izturis, C; Roberts, B; Markakis 4; Pie.
RBI: Scott 2 (69), Wigginton (70).
2-out RBI: Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B; Wigginton.
SF: Scott; Wigginton.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wieters-Izturis, C-Wieters, Izturis, C-Roberts, B-Wigginton).

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (32, Matusz).
TB: Hall; McDonald, D; Martinez, V 4.
RBI: Martinez, V (73), Hall (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowrie; Lowell.
GIDP: Beltre, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lowrie (1, home by Hernandez, Da/Wieters).

FIELDING
E: Martinez, V (5, throw).
Outfield assists: Hall 2 (Roberts, B at home, Pie at 2nd base).

BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matusz5.03113404.59
Hernandez, Da(BS, 4)(W, 8-8)2.01111304.56
Johnson, J(H, 9)1.01000004.43
Uehara(S, 10)1.00000203.00
Totals9.05224904.69
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka(L, 9-6)6.16445404.86
Bard0.21000001.82
Okajima1.00000004.54
Bowden1.01000305.25
Totals9.08445704.18
IBB: Beltre, A (by Matusz).
HBP: Lowrie (by Hernandez, Da).
Pitches-strikes: Matusz 102-61, Hernandez, Da 36-19, Johnson, J 11-8, Uehara 9-8, Matsuzaka 109-71, Bard 17-11, Okajima 10-7, Bowden 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matusz 2-4, Hernandez, Da 1-1, Johnson, J 2-0, Uehara 0-1, Matsuzaka 4-8, Bard 0-1, Okajima 2-0, Bowden 0-0.
Batters faced: Matusz 21, Hernandez, Da 8, Johnson, J 3, Uehara 3, Matsuzaka 29, Bard 3, Okajima 3, Bowden 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 37,560.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 20, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media