Final

Series: Game 3 of 4

Baltimore leads 2-1 (as of 8/9)

Game 1: Friday, August 8
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Game 2: Friday, August 8
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Game 3: Saturday, August 9
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Game 4: Sunday, August 10
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Orioles 4

(56-59, 25-32 away)

Red Sox 6

(68-48, 39-18 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 9, 2003

    Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts 

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    W: A. Embree (4-1)

    L: T. Driskill (3-5)

    S: B. Kim (9)

    Millar hit the historic homer in the eighth

    BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Millar hit the 10,000th homer at Fenway Park, a two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by rallying to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Saturday night.

    Fenway Park, which opened in 1912, joined Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and the since-demolished Tiger Stadium as the only ballparks to have had at least 10,000 homers hit there.

    Manny Ramirez hit a solo homer for Boston, his 100th in a Red Sox uniform to become the fastest player in team history to reach that plateau. It was his 1,388th at-bat with Boston. Jimmy Foxx did it in 1,390 at-bats.

    Boston moved to within three games of the New York Yankees in the AL East a day after losing to the Orioles, 10-4 and 4-2, in a day-night doubleheader Friday.

    Ramirez opened the eighth with a single off Travis Driskill (3-5) and was taken out for pinch-runner Damian Jackson. David Ortiz followed with a single to left, and Jackson advanced to third on the hit. Gabe Kapler pinch-ran for Ortiz.

    Jackson then scored on a wild pitch before Millar homered to left field.

    Alan Embree (4-1) got Jay Gibbons to ground out with runners on first and second to end the eighth.

    Byung-Hyun Kim worked the ninth and allowed Brook Fordyce's homer before getting his ninth save in 10 chances.

    The Orioles were held hitless by Tim Wakefield until they took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the fourth.

    After breezing through the first 10 outs, Wakefield gave up a one-out triple to Luis Matos. Jay Gibbons followed with and RBI single and Tony Batista homered into the seats above the Green Monster.

    Ramirez tied it in the sixth by sending a 2-2 pitch over the Green Monster to halt a 6-for-41 slump.

    Wakefield pitched 7 2-3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

    Damian Moss, making his second start with the Orioles since being acquired in a July 31 trade that sent Sidney Ponson to the San Francisco Giants, gave up three runs, six hits, walked four and struck out one in seven innings.

    The Red Sox had moved ahead 2-0 in the third on Bill Mueller's two-run double after Todd Walker doubled, Doug Mirabelli walked and Johnny Damon loaded the bases with a bunt single.

    Joe Leon's diving play on Walker's grounder saved a run in fourth.

    Game notes


    Damon went 2-for-4 and has reached base safely in 20 straight games. ... Nomar Garciaparra entered the game hitting .391 against left-handed pitching but went 0-for-4. ... The Orioles have the second-best record in the AL (15-9) since the All-Star break. ... Ramirez became the 25th player in team history to hit 100 homers with the Red Sox, and the second in two days. Trot Nixon did it Friday.

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