Millar Blast Leads Birds Past Red Sox

Oriole sinks reeling ex-team with 3-run 10th-inning shot
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 13, 2007 2:15 AM CDT
Baltimore Orioles' Kevin Millar , center, is mobbed by Miguel Tejada (10), Corey Patterson (17) and other teammates after his three-run home run to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 during the 10th inning of...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Orioles infielder Kevin Millar handed his former squad a crushing loss last night, blasting a three-run homer in the 10th inning that lifted Baltimore over the Red Sox, 6-3. Millar's dinger gave the Birds their first series sweep of Boston in two seasons and dropped the Sox to four games ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.

Baltimore bested three of the league's best pitchers during the three-game stretch, cracking aces Daisuke Matsuzaka, Josh Beckett, and Curt Schilling. Newly acquired All-Star closer Eric Gagne also faltered, surrendering a game-tying homer to Miguel Tejada in the eighth. The Orioles start a six-game road trip with a visit to the Bronx today.