Beckett Better But Sox Fall To Last Place Orioles
Matusz leads Orioles past skidding Red Sox 5-2
By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) – Rookie Brian Matusz won his third consecutive
start, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Josh Beckett and the fading
Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night to cap a memorable first month
under manager Buck Showalter.
Luke Scott hit his career-high 26th homer, had two RBIs and
scored twice to help the Orioles extend their winning streak to
four. Baltimore went 17-11 in August, 17-10 with Showalter in the
The Orioles last had a winning August in 1997 – the most recent
season in which they finished above .500.
Matusz (7-12) allowed two runs, six hits and a walk in six-plus
innings. The left-hander struck out six, including David Ortiz
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