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Red Sox continue dominance against Orioles

May 13, 2007 - 12:09 AM BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Red Sox continue to thrive against the Baltimore Orioles.

Red-hot Kevin Youkilis helped the Boston Red Sox blow open a tight contest in the middle innings en route to 13-4 trouncing over the Orioles on Saturday.

Julio Lugo added four hits and David Ortiz scored three runs for Boston, which knocked out Baltimore starter Steve Trachsel in the fifth inning and pounded a trio of relievers.

"We knew this game was going to happen," Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said. "I knew this was going to happen sooner or later if we kept going to the pen like we did. Once you've got your long guy in there, if you plan on tying the ballgame, you're in trouble. They were in situations where they needed to be in the game."

After the Orioles rallied for three runs to tie the game, 4-4, in the sixth, Boston regained the lead for good in the bottom of the frame and never looked back.

Jason Varitek was hit by a pitch from Baltimore reliever Jon Leicester to open the inning and moved to second on sacrifice by Coco Crisp. After the second out was recorded, Lugo singled and moved Varitek to third.

Youkilis, who is 11-of-21 with a home run and six RBI in his last five games, followed with an RBI-single to plate Varitek with the go-ahead run.

Boston blew the game open an inning later.

Leicester walked the bases loaded to start the seventh, before leaving with a right shoulder injury. Todd Williams struck out Varitek and recorded the second out on an RBI groundout by Crisp. Alex Cora made it 8-4 with a two-run single to right, marking the first time this season a Boston pinch hitter had driven in a run.

The Red Sox continued to hammer Baltimore pitching in the eighth as J.D. Drew, Lugo, Mike Lowell, Varitek and Youkilis drove in runs off Williams to extend the lead to 13-4.

"You're throwing a lot of pitches," Perlozzo said. "It's not tough on me, it's tough on the guys. Sometimes you've just got to sit out there. Someone has to suck it up once in a while when the pen needs a rest."

Javier Lopez (1-0), who was recalled from Class AAA Pawtucket on Friday, picked up the win, pitching one inning in relief of starter Curt Schilling.

Leicester (0-1) took the loss after allowing four runs, two hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings.

Baltimore miscues in the fifth inning allowed Boston to take a three-run lead.

Dustin Pedroia reached first base safely to start the inning when first baseman Aubrey Huff was unable to handle a throw from third baseman Melvin Mora. Pedroia moved to third after a balk by Baltimore starter Trachsel and a sacrifice by Lugo.

Trachsel walked Youkilis to put runners on the corners before Ortiz dropped an RBI double down the left field line.

Manny Ramirez followed with a double to left that plated Youkilis and Ortiz to give Boston a 4-1 advantage. The Boston left fielder improved his career RBI total to 1,539, moving past Joe DiMaggio (1537) and into a tie with Harry Heilmann for 39th all-time.

Trachsel was replaced by Leicester, who prevented further damage by getting Drew to popout and Mike Lowell to flyout.

In 4 1/3 innings, Trachsel allowed four runs - three earned - and five hits. The righthander also allowed four walks and struck out a batter.

"He threw a lot of pitches in (the fourth) inning and they kind of got him the next inning," Perlozzo said.

The Orioles responded in the top of the sixth and ended Schilling's day.

Singles by Miguel Tejada, Ramon Hernandez and Huff loaded the bases to open the inning. Schilling struck out Mora before allowing an RBI single to Jay Gibbons, who was 3-for-3 in the game.

Jay Payton forced in a run with a walk and ended the day for Schilling, who was clearly frustrated with the strike zone of home plate umpire Chris Guccione.

"Well, (Guccione) missed a couple," Schilling said. "He is a good umpire but that was a huge part of the game and I made the pitch. I mean, it's frustrating, yeah, but it happens."

Schilling allowed four runs allowed, nine hits and two walks while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings.

This was Schilling's first start since he posted a public apology on his personal blog earlier this week after he took some well-publicized verbal shots at San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds.

"I thought (Schilling) threw a lot of first-pitch strikes," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He was pitching a heck of a game and he had to because it allowed us to get to their bullpen and then do some damage because we weren't doing a whole lot early."

With Lopez on the mound, Corey Patterson followed with a groundout that scored Huff and tied the game. Brian Roberts grounded out and end the inning.

Schilling said he was pleased by the effort of the Boston bullpen, which included 1 2/3 scoreless innings from Hideki Okajima.

"It's a 4-4 game and the bullpen comes in and does what it has done all year," Schilling said. "(Lopez) kept the bleeding to a minimum and (Okajima) was once again himself and it was an awesome job. And then we just opened it up."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 13 1
    BOSTON 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 5 x 13 15 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - STEVE TRACHSEL, JON LEICESTER (5TH), TODD WILLIAMS (7TH), JOHN
    PARRISH (8TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ
    BOS - CURT SCHILLING, JAVIER LOPEZ (6TH), BRENDAN
    DONNELLY (

    May 12 5:11 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN YOUKILIS SCORED JASON VARITEK.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, K YOUKILIS ON FIRST, J LUGO ON SECOND, A
    CORA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 13 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.311, 2-FOR-4, BB, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:58 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JULIO LUGO SCORED MIKE LOWELL.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J LUGO ON FIRST, A CORA ON SECOND, J VARITEK
    ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K YOUKILIS (.320, 1-FOR-4, BB, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:55 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON VARITEK SCORED J.D. DREW.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VARITEK ON FIRST, M LOWELL ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: C CRISP (.229, 0-FOR-3, SAC, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:48 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LOWELL SCORED MANNY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M LOWELL ON FIRST, J DREW ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J VARITEK (.265, 0-FOR-2, BB, HBP)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:46 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY J.D. DREW SCORED DAVID ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DREW ON FIRST, M RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M LOWELL (.307, 1-FOR-2, BB, SF, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:43 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX CORA SCORED J.D. DREW AND MIKE LOWELL.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A CORA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J LUGO (.257, 3-FOR-3, SAC)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:22 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY COCO CRISP SCORED MANNY RAMIREZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M LOWELL ON SECOND, J DREW ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D PEDROIA (.247, 0-FOR-3)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 4:18 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN YOUKILIS SCORED JASON VARITEK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K YOUKILIS ON FIRST, J LUGO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.308, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:44 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED AUBREY HUFF.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON SECOND, J GIBBONS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 4
    BOSTON 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.278, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:29 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JAY PAYTON SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON FIRST, J GIBBONS ON SECOND, A
    HUFF ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    BOSTON 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C PATTERSON (.254, 1-FOR-2)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:25 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAY GIBBONS SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GIBBONS ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, R
    HERNANDEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2
    BOSTON 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.257, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:22 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MANNY RAMIREZ SCORED KEVIN YOUKILIS AND DAVID
    ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    BOSTON 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J DREW (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:03 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID ORTIZ SCORED DUSTIN PEDROIA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ORTIZ ON SECOND, K YOUKILIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    BOSTON 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M RAMIREZ (.250, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 3:01 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED JAY GIBBONS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ROBERTS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    BOSTON 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.254, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 2:43 PM


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    AT BOSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MIKE LOWELL SCORED DAVID ORTIZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M RAMIREZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0
    BOSTON 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J VARITEK (.268, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles vs. Red SoxMay 12 2:27 PM