Orioles - 020 001 003 - 6 17 0Another game that was a bit more difficult than it ought to have been. A pair of three-run homers -- Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis -- gave the Sox a 7-3 lead in the seventh, but Ramon Ramirez and Jonathan Papelbon nearly tossed it away.
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Ram2 stranded two Birds in the eighth, but with one out in the ninth, he allowed a long home run to Adam Jones and a double to Nick Markakis. Papelbon came in and was hit for three straight singles, by Miguel Tejada, Matt Weiters, and Luke Scott, which put the potential tying run on second. Bot recovered and struck out both Ty Wigginton (who had been 4-for-4) and Rhyne Hughes (who singled twice in his major league debut).
Jason Varitek hit his 4th dong of the year in the fifth.
Brian Matusz / John Lackey
In addition to their horrible 2-15 start to 2010, the Orioles are 1-14 at Fenway Park dating back to July 2008. ... However, lefty Matusz has been the winning pitcher in both of their victories.Scutaro, SS