MLB: Boston 8, Baltimore 6

July 10, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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BOSTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis all homered in the second inning Sunday, powering the Boston Red Sox past Baltimore 8-6.

The Orioles scored six times in the top of the second to forge a 6-2 lead, but the Red Sox came right back in the next half-inning with a homer barrage to tie the game.

Scutaro and Pedroia hit solo shots off O's starter Mitch Atkins, and, after Adrian Gonzales delivered a two-out double, Youkilis sent a 3-2 pitch over the centerfield wall, trying the game 6-6.

David Ortiz drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth with a bases-loaded walk off Jeremy Guthrie (3-12) and the Red Sox went on to complete a sweep four-game sweep of Baltimore and head into the All-Star Game break with six straight wins.

Alfredo Aceves (4-1) earned the victory with three scoreless innings in relief of starter Kyle Weiland and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 20th save.

Derrek Lee smacked a two-run homer while Adam Jones added two hits, including and RBI single, for the reeling Orioles.

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