The Red Sox scored six runs over the first three innings today on their way to a 9-3 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards to complete a three-game sweep.
It’s Boston’s fourth series sweep of the Birds this year and they end the season series going 16-2 vs. the O’s.
On his 31st birthday, Jason Bay hit a solo homer and drove in three runs. It’s his 35th homer to tie his career high. Jacoby Ellsbury added a two-run double and solo homer while Mike Lowell added a two-run single to lead Boston’s 14-hit attack.
Losing pitcher Jason Berken, 5-12, gave up ten hits and six runs over three innings. Winning pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up three runs over 5 1/3 to improve to 3-5.
Luke Scott hit a two-run homer in the 4th for the Orioles. He set a new career high with his 24th of the season.
The Sox, winners of 10 of 11 games, won all six series with the O’s this year. They have won eight games in a row and 23 of their last 26 games vs. the Orioles.