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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 02, 2007
Kids keep Sox going
O's miss chances
The Orioles got six solid innings (three runs, seven strikeouts) from Daniel Cabrera and broke their scoreless-inning streak vs. the Sox at 12, but a wasted bases-loaded, no-out opportunity in the fourth and other chances proved costly. Ramon Hernandez homered in the seventh.
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Red Sox 3, Orioles 2
Jacoby Ellsbury did a little of everything for the Red Sox in their win over the Orioles. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sox get streak going
Youth continued to serve the Red Sox, with Jon Lester working a solid six-plus innings on the heels of Clay Buchholz's no-hitter and Jacob Ellsbury hitting his first homer and making a great grab as Boston increased its lead over New York in the AL East race.
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BAL
Baltimore (59-76)
Lost 2
Boston 3, Baltimore 2   BOS
Boston (82-55)
Won 2
September 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 7 0
Boston
1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X   3 5 0
Standings thru 9/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Redman, CF3000100.323
Payton, LF3000111.255
Markakis, RF4010002.292
Tejada, SS3110102.304
Millar, 1B3010111.260
Huff, DH4020013.271
Mora, 3B4011004.262
Hernandez, C4111004.241
Bynum, 2B3000000.262
  a-Roberts, PH1000000.302
Totals322724317 

a-Flied out for Bynum in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (37, Okajima).
HR: Hernandez (7, 7th inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Markakis 2; Tejada; Millar; Huff 2; Mora; Hernandez 4.
RBI: Mora (48), Hernandez (49).
2-out RBI: Mora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada; Huff.
Team LOB: 7.

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4220021.324
Cora, SS3000011.250
Ortiz, DH2000200.318
Lowell, 3B2012100.329
Drew, RF3000103.254
Youkilis, 1B4000044.289
Moss, LF3000010.154
  Crisp, CF0000000.266
Ellsbury, CF-LF3121000.391
Cash, C3000011.118
Totals273534910 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (32, Cabrera).
HR: Ellsbury (1, 4th inning off Cabrera, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia 3; Lowell; Ellsbury 5.
RBI: Lowell 2 (97), Ellsbury (4).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis 2; Pedroia.
S: Cora.
SF: Lowell.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (2, 2nd base off Cabrera/Hernandez), Ortiz (3, 2nd base off Cabrera/Hernandez).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Drew (Tejada at home), Moss (Millar at 3rd base).
DP: (Drew-Cash).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera (L, 9-14)6.05334715.06
Leicester 1.100001015.75
Walker 0.20000102.82
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (W, 3-0)6.06224115.26
Lopez (H, 11)1.00000002.78
Okajima (H, 25)1.01000201.56
Papelbon (S, 31)1.00000001.68

Lester pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Ortiz (by Cabrera).
Pitches-strikes: Cabrera 117-62, Leicester 16-10, Walker 16-10, Lester 90-50, Lopez 12-6, Okajima 17-10, Papelbon 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cabrera 3-8, Leicester 1-2, Walker 0-1, Lester 4-12, Lopez 2-1, Okajima 1-0, Papelbon 0-3.
Batters faced: Cabrera 27, Leicester 4, Walker 2, Lester 26, Lopez 3, Okajima 4, Papelbon 3.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 36,340.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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