Boston Beats Baltimore, 9-2

The Boston Red Sox took the series from the Orioles, 2-1, with their defeat tonight.

David Ortiz has been on the shelf for a few games, but the potent Red Sox offense has managed to win the games with key hits at key times.

Tonight, outfielder J.D. Drew hit a two-run homer and a double. But the big blow of the night came on a grand slam home run by third baseman Mike Lowell.

Jeremy Guthrie took the loss for the Orioles and is now 3-7 on the year.

For the Red Sox, Jon Lester improved to 5-3.

The Red Sox pen did better in this game as well. Mike Timlin had given up two runs in the ninth inning last night, forcing Jonathan Papelbon to come in to close it out. Tonight, Timlin got the job done.

Boston travels to Cincinnati tomorrow. Interestingly, they have a 14-20 road record, which is the worst of the six division leaders.

Cathy gale
Sports Pundit member

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