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Youkilis Leads Sox Over Orioles

Kevin Youkilis continued his torrid start to the season, going 4-5 with a HR to help the Sox beat the Orioles for the second straight night, 6-4. Youk also doubled twice, scored two runs, and finished with four RBI’s. He’s now hitting .467.

Josh Beckett mostly held the Orioles at bay, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks to go with five strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, and Jonathan Papelbon came on in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

Sox Stud of the Game

Kevin Youkilis, 1B: What more can I say? He has been Boston’s best hitter by far this season. A 4-5 effort Saturday pushed his batting average to .467.

Sox Stud of the Game

Nick Green, SS: No player really didn’t play well except for Green. The other eight Red Sox hitters reached base, but Green finished 0-3 with four men left on base.

Game Notes

WP – Josh Beckett (2-1)
LP – Adam Eaton (0-2)
S – Jonathan Papelbon (4)

  • David Ortiz is slowly busting out of his season-long slump. Saturday, Papi went 2-5 to raise his average to .186.
  • Mike Lowell finished 2-4 to push his average to .262.
  • Brian Roberts was the only Oriole with a multi-hit game (2-5).
  • Jed Lowrie may be out for the year with a wrist injury.

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