2:05 PM ET, May 13, 2007
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
• Summary: The Boston Red Sox completed a Mother's Day miracle comeback with a furious six-run ninth-inning rally to snatch the rubber match of their three-game series with the Orioles.
• Unsung hero: Varitek drove in two with a single in the ninth and then got into scoring position on Nick Markakis' bobble.
• Did you see that?: Josh Beckett -- the major's first seven-game winner -- was forced to leave the game after the fourth inning due to a torn flap of skin on his right middle finger.
• Figure this: Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada played in his 1,118th consecutive game, passing Billy Williams and moving into fifth on the all-time list. Tejada's streak is the longest among active players; Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira is second at 483.
• Elias Says: Only one other time in their history were the Red Sox in first place by such a large margin so few games into a season.
-- ESPN.com news services
Red Sox 6, Orioles 5
Beckett allowed two runs and two hits -- all in the first inning -- striking out seven and walking two. ... ... Orioles SS Miguel Tejada played in his 1,118th consecutive game, passing Billy Williams and moving into fifth on the all-time list. Tejada's streak is the longest among active players; Texas 1B Mark Teixeira is second at 483. ... Ruth won his first eight starts in 1917. Dave Ferriss matched him in 1945 and Roger Moret did it in 1973. Roger Clemens had 14 wins and a no-decision in his first 15 starts in 1986. ... Most players used pink bats on Mother's Day as part of Major League Baseball's effort to raise breast cancer awareness. ... Red Sox lefty Jon Lester, who is recovering from cancer, threw 40 pitches before the game. He'll have another bullpen session on Wednesday. ... Manny Ramirez came out after eight innings with a tight hamstring.
Regular Season Series
|Boston leads 12-6 (as of Sun 5/13)|
|Wed 4/25||BOS 6, @BAL 1||Recap|
|Thu 4/26||BOS 5, @BAL 2||Recap|
|Fri 5/11||BAL 6, @BOS 3||Recap|
|Sat 5/12||@BOS 13, BAL 4||Recap|
|» Sun 5/13||@BOS 6, BAL 5||Box Score|
|Tue 7/31||BAL 5, @BOS 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/1||@BOS 5, BAL 4||Recap|
|Thu 8/2||@BOS 7, BAL 4||Recap|
|Fri 8/10||@BAL 6, BOS 5||Recap|
|Sat 8/11||BOS 6, @BAL 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/12||@BAL 6, BOS 3||Recap|
|Fri 8/31||BAL 9, @BOS 8||Recap|
|Sat 9/1||@BOS 10, BAL 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/2||@BOS 3, BAL 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/6||BOS 7, @BAL 6||Recap|
|Fri 9/7||BOS 4, @BAL 0||Recap|
|Sat 9/8||@BAL 11, BOS 5||Recap|
|Sun 9/9||BOS 3, @BAL 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Orioles | Red Sox|
|1st||B Roberts stole third, N Markakis stole second, B Roberts scored, N Markakis safe at third on throwing error by catcher J Varitek.||1||0|
|1st||A Huff singled to center, N Markakis scored.||2||0|
|5th||C Patterson grounded out to second, J Payton scored.||3||0|
|7th||M Tejada singled to left, B Roberts scored, N Markakis to second.||4||0|
|8th||J Gibbons reached on infield single to second, A Huff scored, K Millar tagged out at third.||5||0|
|9th||D Ortiz doubled to deep center, C Crisp scored.||5||1|
|9th||K Youkilis walked, D Ortiz scored, W Pena to third, J Drew to second.||5||2|
|9th||J Varitek doubled to right center, W Pena and J Drew scored, K Youkilis to third.||5||4|
|9th||J Lugo safe at first on error by pitcher C Ray, J Varitek and E Hinske scored, A Cora to second.||5||6|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||36,379 (98.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Chris Guccione|