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Friday, May 30, 2008

Light Hitting Red Sox down O's 5-2 in 12

Mike Lowell singled in the tiebreaking run during a 13th inning in which the Baltimore Orioles made three errors, and the Red Sox turned the miscues into a 5-2 victory Friday night. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett struck out 10 and gave up two runs and four hits in six innings. The right-hander issued three straight walks with two outs in the sixth, but got out of the jam by striking out Adam Jones.

Held to one run in their previous 19 innings, the Red Sox went up 2-0 in the first. Ellsbury ended a 1-for-16 slump with a leadoff double, took third on a bunt and scored on a single by David Ortiz. After Ramirez doubled to left, Lowell hit a sacrifice fly.
Boston missed a chance to add to its lead in the second when Cora botched a suicide squeeze with Coco running from third. Cora failed to make contract, Crisp was an easy out, and the Red Sox had only one more runner advance to third base until the 13th.

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