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.