Sox Series Finale Is For the Birds

BOSTON (AP) – Brian Matusz pitched shutout ball for seven

innings and the Baltimore Orioles picked up a rare win at Fenway

Park, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday.

The victory was just the Orioles' third in their last 20 games

at Fenway. Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis each had three hits for

Baltimore, which posted its major league-worst ninth road win.

Kevin Youkilis homered for the Red Sox, who lost for only the

fifth time in 17 games.

Matusz (3-9) held the Red Sox to two hits – in the third and

fourth innings – walked three and stuck out seven in earning his

first win since April 18. He had lost his last nine decisions.

John Lackey (9-4) gave up for runs – three earned – in 7 1-3

innings.

 

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