Baltimore 6, Boston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 19, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 37885

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 8 0
Boston 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 5 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 63-89 37-41 26-48 W1
Boston 87-66 44-34 43-32 L3

Recap


Robert Andino and Nolan Reimold homered as the Baltimore Orioles edged the host Boston Red Sox 6-5 in the opener of a doubleheader Monday.

It was Boston's third straight loss, and 10th in the last 12 games.

The Red Sox restored their two-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League wild card race with an 18-9 victory in the nightcap.

Baltimore took advantage of back-to-back dropped balls by center fielder Darnell McDonald, who started in place of Carl Crawford (neck). McDonald's third-inning miscues, only one of which was ruled an error, led to a pair of runs as Baltimore grabbed a 2-0 lead and stayed in front throughout on the way to its fifth win in the last six games.

Jeremy Guthrie (9-17) picked up the win, going six innings while allowing four runs on 10 hits. Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.

Rookie Kyle Weiland (0-3) took the loss, allowing six runs - five earned - in 4 2/3 innings.

Trailing 6-2 after a fifth-inning solo homer by J.J. Hardy, the Red Sox cut the deficit to one in the seventh but couldn’t get the equalizer.

The Red Sox were denied a run when a line drive hit by David Ortiz off the right field wall was ruled foul. Dustin Pedroia was at third base at the time and was stranded when Ortiz later flew out.

McDonald homered and Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and two RBIs for Boston.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Boston
Jeremy Guthrie Player Kyle Weiland
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.2
3 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 5
6.00 ERA 9.64
Hitting
Baltimore   Boston
Nolan Reimold Player Marco Scutaro
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 8 3 19 .222 16 10 6 3 0 0
Boston 12 1 22 .333 12 4 5 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .508 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Orioles have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .356 after a loss.
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