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The Red Sox offense suffered a LOBotomy last night, leaving 11 men on base, and being shut out for the first time in 86 games, dating back to September 12, 2004.
Dave Williams (6 innings, 5 hits, 4 strikeouts), Rick White (2 innings, 1 hit) and Jose Mesa (1 inning, no hits) completed the whitewash as Boston fell back to three games behind the Orioles.
Three bright spots: Tim Wakefield threw seven shutout innings, Jay Payton doubled twice, and Mark Bellhorn and Edgar Renteria made several excellent fielding plays.
Clement / Kip Wells at 2:00. ... Johnny Damon has today off, and Trot Nixon is at the top of the order. Manny Ramirez, who left last night's game after being hit by a pitch, is also on the bench.