August 16, 2012

G119: Red Sox 6, Orioles 3

Red Sox - 010 023 000 - 6 13  0
Orioles - 210 000 000 - 3  8  0
Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, and Cody Ross drove in runs on three consecutive pitches in the sixth inning as Boston snapped a 3-3 tie. And Clay Buchholz (8-8-3-3-7, 107) rebounded from a rough first two innings to give the Red Sox yet another quality start.

Although seven of the first 11 Oriole hitters reached base against Buchholz - including a two-run double by Adam Jones and a solo home run by Mark Reynolds - only five of the next 21 batters did. Buchholz allowed only two hits over his final six innings pitched - and he struck out the side on nine pitches in the sixth!

With one out in the fifth, Carl Crawford singled and Pedroia doubled. Crawford scored on a wild pitch and Pedroia scored on Gonzalez's game-tying sac fly. In the sixth, Scott Podsednik doubled and Jacoby Ellsbury walked. After Crawford forced Ellsbury at second, Pedroia, Gonzalez and Ross got their run-scoring hits.

Ellsbury went 0-for-4, ending his hitting streak against Baltimore.
Clay Buchholz / Chris Tillman
Ellsbury, DH
Crawford, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ross, RF
Saltalamacchia, C
Punto, 3B
Ciriaco, SS
Podsednik, CF
Two things worth watching tonight:
Jacoby Ellsbury: Last night, he extended his hitting streak against the Orioles to 38 games (71-for-171, .415). The only longer streak since 1900, according to Elias, is Vladimir Guerrero's 44-game streak against the Rangers.

Buchholz: In his last five starts, he has a 1.15 ERA. Earned runs allowed in those starts: 1, 1, 2, 0, 1.

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