Red Sox - 000 000 050 - 5 9 0A rare blown save and loss from Jeemer (after Dimmer spit the bit).
Orioles - 100 000 041 - 6 9 0
It was a shame, since Dice pitched well (7-4-1-4-7, 113) and we had finally knocked Bedard out of the game and lit up the O's pen. Nice hits from WMP and Lugo in the 8th to get on the board and take a lead.
The MFY beat Cleveland 6-1 by the ocean to close the gap to 5 GB.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.70, 123 ERA+) / Erik Bedard (3.09, 144 ERA+)
Dice is only three strikeouts away from tying Ken Brett's rookie club record of 155 K, set in 1970.
Bedard was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July, the first Oriole to be chosen since Ben McDonald in April 1994. On July 31, Bedard held the Sox to two hits in six scoreless innings.
The Yankees are in Cleveland tonight (Hughes/Carmona).