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
The Orioles were held hitless by Tim Wakefield until they took a
3-2 lead with three runs in the fourth.
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.
Joe Leon's diving play on Walker's grounder saved a run in
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