Series: Game 2 of 2

Boston won 2-0

Game 1: Wednesday, April 20
Game 2: Thursday, April 21

Red Sox 1

(10-6, 4-4 away)

Orioles 0

(9-7, 5-5 home)

    7:05 PM ET, April 21, 2005

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    BAL 000000000 0 9 1

    W: M. Clement (2-0)

    L: R. Lopez (2-1)

    S: K. Foulke (3)

    Orioles haven't scored in 21 straight innings

    BOSTON (AP) -- B. J. Surhoff hit a two-run homer and Bruce Chen pitched effectively into the seventh inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Boston Red Sox 8-4 Monday night.

    Brian Roberts went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of stolen bases for the Orioles, winners of 12 of 17 games.

    After being shutout in consecutive games by the Red Sox in Baltimore last week, the Orioles, who were 6-3 at Fenway Park last season, scored one in the first, two in the second and three in the fourth to open a 6-2 lead.

    Jason Varitek homered in the sixth inning for the Red Sox.

    Chen (2-1) kept the Red Sox batters off balance most of the night by mixing in a soft curveball and a changeup. He allowed three runs on nine hits in six-plus innings, while walking three and striking out three.

    Todd Williams escaped a two-on, none-out jam in the seventh by getting Edgar Renteria to bounce into a double play and Manny Ramirez on a grounder to short.

    Baltimore jumped ahead 2-1 in the second. Luis Matos had an RBI double after Javy Lopez walked and B. J. Surhoff singled. One out later, first baseman David Ortiz misplayed Geronimo Gil's grounder, allowing Surhoff to score from third.

    Baltimore chased starter David Wells (2-3) with three runs in the fourth. Surhoff homered into the first row of the right-field seats after Lopez reached on an infield hit. Wells pulled up lame briefly after chasing down Lopez's slow roller and walked gingerly back to mound. The trainer came out but Wells faced five more batters before leaving with a sprained right foot.

    Wells, who shut out the Orioles on three hits over eight innings last Wednesday in Baltimore, gave up six runs and eight hits in just 3 2-3 innings. Wells entered Monday's game with a 15-inning scoreless string over his past two starts, both Boston shutouts.

    Roberts' RBI double off reliever Blaine Neal in the sixth made it 7-2. Varitek homered into the seats above the Green Monster in the bottom half.

    In the eighth, Matos scored on Varitek's throwing error on an attempted pickoff to make it 8-3. Ortiz scored when Matos bobbled Varitek's double off the center-field wall in the bottom half.

    Baltimore grabbed the early lead when Roberts singled on the game's first pitch, stole second on the next one, stole third with one out and scored on Miguel Tejada's grounder to short.

    Boston came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first on RBI singles by Renteria and Kevin Millar.

    Game notes

    Boston reliever Matt Mantei left the game after spraining his left ankle backing up third in the seventh. ... Ramirez was moved to DH because manager Terry Francona said he was "banged up." Ramirez left a game early last Tuesday with a sore quadriceps muscle. ... Ortiz played first base for the first time this season and Millar was moved from first to left. Wells was the first Red Sox starting pitcher to be part of shutouts in consecutive starts since Pedro Martinez did it in 2002. ... Sammy Sosa struck out four times and had an infield hit after hitting a pair of solo homers Sunday in Toronto.

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