Orioles - 000 040 000 - 4 8 1Kevin Youkilis sparked the Sox with his first four-hit game of the season: single, two doubles, home run. He drove in four runs, three on a dong to left in the third.
Red Sox - 014 100 00x - 6 12 1
Beckett stumbled in the fifth. The inning began with a single, double, walk, bases-loaded walk, double and fielding error. But with a man on second and no outs -- tying run at the plate -- he settled down, getting out of trouble, then ending his night by setting down the side in order with a seven-pitch sixth inning.
And the bullpen was stellar once again. Okajima, Saito and Papelbon combined for a 3-2-0-0-4 line.
Also: Cleveland scored 14 runs in the second inning against the Yankees and won 22-4. Because the Rays lost to Chicago, the Red Sox hopped over them into fourth place. At 5-6, we are 3 GB the high-flying Blue Jays.
Adam Eaton (9.00, 58 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.46, 154 ERA+)
Eaton has made only one start this season: last Sunday against the Rays. He went 4-8-4-2-6, 100 and Baltimore lost 11-3.
Eaton had a 5.80 ERA (75 ERA+) for the Phillies in 107 innings last year.