Orioles - 040 000 303 - 10 15 0Beckett (6-8-4-1-3, 113) allowed three doubles, a walk and a HBP in the second inning to put the Sox in an early hole.
Red Sox - 102 030 000 - 6 8 1
Back-to-back home runs from Drew and Manny gave the Red Sox a fifth-inning lead, but Okajima and Hansen each allowed three runs out of the pen to give it back. It was Jeemer's 6th blown save.
Boston hit into four double plays: Ramirez, Varitek, Cora (2).
Early game time!
Daniel Cabrera (3.98, 107 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.07, 108 ERA+)
Make it happen.
Stats 'N Stuff:
Manny Ramirez has a 13-game hitting streak (.380/.466/.780 in 58 plate appearances). For the season, Manny is 5th in the American League in OPS and 3rd in total bases.
J.D. Drew is 5th in batting (.318), 2nd in on-base (.419), 8th in slugging (.523) and 4th in OPS (.942).
Jacoby Ellsbury leads both leagues with 28 stolen bases.
Since May 22, Dustin Pedroia is 7-for-58 (.121/.212/.259).
In 13 games since May 24, Jason Varitek is batting .152 and slugging .174. Included in that time is a 3-for-4 showing on May 31; without that, the average drops to .095.
In the six games on this homestand, Boston (5-1) has a team ERA of 2.33. The Sox's season ERA of 3.87 is fifth-best in the AL.
In his last six appearances, Craig Hansen has pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and two unintentional walks, while fanning seven.
Since May 8, Manny Delcarmen has allowed two runs in 12.2 innings (1.42).
Jonathan Papelbon has recorded 25 outs in his last eight appearances, 12 of them by strikeout.