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Orioles pound Buchholz, Red Sox

Aug 21, 2008 - 4:13 AM By Sean Burns PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The hot-hitting Baltimore Orioles used home runs from Ramon Hernandez and Melvin Mora to rally from a four-run deficit and top the Boston Red Sox, 11-6, on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Brian Roberts drove in a pair of runs and Jay Payton scored twice for the Orioles, who are averaging 6.4 runs per game since the All-Star break.

Hernandez gave Baltimore its first lead with a three-run homer in the third inning, greeting reliever David Aardsma (3-3) rudely after Boston pulled ineffective starter Clay Buchholz.

The homer, which gave Baltimore a 6-4 lead, was just over the left-center field fence in front of Boston's bullpen and center fielder Coco Crisp was just shy of hauling the ball back into the yard, landing in the bullpen himself after failing to make the grab.

"I don't know (how close Crisp was) and I don't care," Hernandez said. "Every day, it's a different guy - Melvin Mora, Aubrey Huff, (Kevin) Millar - we're just working hard (and) getting it done."

Boston manager Terry Francona said Buchholz, who is 2-9 and has failed to last into the fourth inning in his past two starts, will be optioned to Class AA Portland.

"It's been a struggle (for Buchholz)," Francona said. "It feels like we need to give him a new start. We all believe strongly that it will work out for him, but it's not right now."

Mora padded the Baltimore lead in the fourth with another three-run shot, this one off lefthander Javier Lopez. Mora, the reigning American League co-Player of the Week, added a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give him 47 RBI since the All-Star break.

"I think, against Boston, you have to hit with men on base, you have to score when you get opportunities to score, because you never know if you're going to get enough runs," Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said. "We got some big hits with guys on base and we made some very good plays in the field."

Orioles starter Chris Waters (2-0) posted his second major league win, allowing five runs and eight hits in five innings.

"I feel like I was able to locate my two-seamer and that helped a lot," Waters said. "It was great to be able to get ahead of them because our team put the bat on the ball."

In the first inning, five straight Red Sox batters reached base against Waters on two walks, two singles and a triple. But the rookie avoided a huge inning with a strikeout and a forceout at third as Boston took a 2-0 lead.

A frame later, Boston extended its lead to 4-0 against Waters, who also made a throwing error.

Baltimore battled back by tagging Buchholz for three runs in the second before Hernandez gave the Orioles the lead for good an inning later.

"(Early on, Waters) didn't have good command of anything and I thought he was basically pitching backwards. But then he established his fastball and got ahead," Trembley said.

Jason Bay homered for the Red Sox (73-54), who remained 4 1/2 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays (77-49) in the AL East.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 13 0
    BALTIMORE 0 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 x 11 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BOS - CLAY BUCHHOLZ, DAVID AARDSMA (3RD), JAVIER LOPEZ (4TH), MIKE
    TIMLIN (5TH), HIDEKI OKAJIMA (7TH) AND KEVIN CASH
    BAL - CHRIS WATERS, DENNIS SARFATE (6TH), KAMER

    Aug 20 10:40 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JACOBY ELLSBURY SCORED JEFF BAILEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ELLSBURY ON SECOND, C CRISP ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6
    BALTIMORE 11 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D PEDROIA (.319, 1-FOR-4)

    Red Sox 6, Orioles 11  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 20 10:23 PM
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    Red Sox 5, Orioles 11  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 20 9:22 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MELVIN MORA SCORED JAY PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N MARKAKIS ON FIRST, J CASTRO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5
    BALTIMORE 11 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.300, 0-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 5, Orioles 11  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 20 9:22 PM
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    Red Sox 5, Orioles 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 20 9:10 PM
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    Red Sox 5, Orioles 10  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 20 9:06 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BAY (4) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF CHRIS WATERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5, BALTIMORE 10
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J LOWRIE (.319, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Red Sox 5, Orioles 10  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 20 9:04 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MELVIN MORA (21) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JAVIER LOPEZ SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS AND NICK MARKAKIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4, BALTIMORE 10
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.301, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 4, Orioles 10  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 20 8:48 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUAN CASTRO SCORED LUIS MONTANEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    BALTIMORE 7 END BOTTOM, 3RD

    Red Sox 4, Orioles 7  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 20 8:35 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY RAMON HERNANDEZ (13) TO CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF DAVID AARDSMA SCORED MELVIN MORA AND LUKE SCOTT.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4, BALTIMORE 6
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L MONTANEZ (.400, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Red Sox 4, Orioles 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 20 8:28 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED LUIS MONTANEZ AND JAY
    PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B ROBERTS ON FIRST, J CASTRO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.303, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox 4, Orioles 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 20 8:02 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS MONTANEZ SCORED LUKE SCOTT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L MONTANEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    BALTIMORE 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.238, 6 HR, 37 RBI)

    Red Sox 4, Orioles 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 20 7:55 PM


  • AL
    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY CHRIS WATERS ALLOWED KEVIN CASH TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ELLSBURY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 3
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D PEDROIA (.321, 1-FOR-1)

    Red Sox 3, Orioles 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 20 7:35 PM
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  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BOSTON 2 2 3 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: BOS - CLAY BUCHHOLZ
    BAL - CHRIS WATERS

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.298, 8 HR, 43 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.304, 17 HR, 76 RBI)
    M MORA (.283, 20 HR, 91 R

    Red Sox 2, Orioles 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 20 7:20 PM
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