BALTIMORE – Before 39,234 here at Camden Yards, Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 35th save.
Papelbon allowed a single to Melvin Mora, which was the first hit he’d allowed since August 17th when Orlando Cabrera singled. Opponents were just 1-for-42 against Papelbon entering today’s outing. Papelbon struck out pinch-hitter Scott Moore for the second out and on a 1-2 splitter in the dirt, Freddie Bynum has no chance.
Coco Crisp knocked in the winning run in the 8th. Mike Lowel knocked in a apir of runs with a single in the third inning.
Beckett allowed solo homers to Mora and Nick Markakis. After seven strong innings, Hideki Okajima pitched a scoreless eighth.
Back to Fenway we go.