Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: O's Huff and puff their way to a 10-6 win

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

O's Huff and puff their way to a 10-6 win

Boston, MA June 10. The Sox lost at home for just the 7th time this season in a see-saw battle as they lost for only the second time in their last 17 games at Fenway Park. After J.D. Drew (9) and Manny (15) went back-to-back, giving the Sox a 6-4 lead, the O's put up 3 runs in the seventh inning with Aubrey poking a two-run single off an ineffective Okajima, who took the loss in giving up a total of 3 runs in 1/3 inning of work. The Orioles have eight of the nine runs Okajima has allowed this year.

Josh Becket gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings of work. He had just one bad inning when he gave up four runs in the second on two-run doubles by Bynum and Roberts that gave Baltimore a 4-3 lead. He constantly had to work out of jams in the early innings. Craig Hansen finished up allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in the 9th inning.

On a steamy night with a game-time temperature of 93 degrees, the Orioles scored in just three innings with four runs in the second, three in the seventh and three in the ninth. They've scored 29 runs in their last four games, three of them wins. "It's tough to come in here and play. It always has been ever since I've been in this division," said Huff, who spent 6½ seasons with Tampa Bay. "Probably the best thing we did was tack on three more runs there in the ninth inning because I've seen these guys come back."

In a pregame ceremony, Murray presented Ramirez with a plaque commemorating his 500th homer, hit off Bradford in Baltimore on May 31

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