Boston uses the longball to edge O’s, 6-5

Jeremy Guthrie continued to give up home runs tonight and the Orioles continued their season-long struggles vs. Boston.

The Red Sox hit three homers off Guthrie in a 6-5 win over the O’s on Friday night in front of 44,091 at Camden Yards.

The O’s fall to 2-9 on the season vs. Boston.

Aubrey Huff hit his 200th career homer, a two-run shot in the last of the 6th to give Baltimore a 5-4 lead. But in the 7th, a Kevin Youkilis two-on, two-out homer put Boston on top 6-5.

Earlier, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and Jacoby Ellsbury, who had three hits, hit a solo shot.

Guthrie, now 7-10, 5.37, gave up nine hits and six runs in 6 2/3 innings. He has now given up 26 homers on the season.

Winning pitcher John Smoltz, 2-4, gave up five runs over six innings. Jonathon Papelbon got the last three outs for his 27th save.

Nolan Reimold and Huff hit two-run homers for the Orioles, who fall to 4-10 since the All-Star break.


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