O's Rough Up Beckett, Beat Red Sox 5-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 10:25 PM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Luke Scott (30) celebrates his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox with Kevin Millar (15) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Baltimore.    (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Luke Scott homered and had three of Baltimore's 11 hits off Josh Beckett, and the Orioles received a fine pitching performance from Jeremy Guthrie in a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Scott was mired in a 7-for-55 skid before going 3-for-3 against Beckett, who came in 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA in four career starts at Camden Yards.

Scott's three-run homer in the third inning put Baltimore ahead 5-3, and the advantage stood up. Guthrie (2-3) allowed three runs, two earned, and eight hits in six-plus innings. The right-hander had a season-high seven strikeouts and walked one. After Guthrie yielded successive singles to start the seventh, Jamie Walker walked David Ortiz to load the bases.