Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis Each Belt a Three-Run Homer in 7-6 Win Over Orioles

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Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis Each Belt a Three-Run Homer in 7-6 Win Over Orioles

BOSTON — Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis each hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox scored six times in the seventh inning to rally from a two-run deficit and beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 on Saturday night.

The Orioles fell to 2-16, losing their fifth straight game and 10th in a row against Boston despite a season-high 17 hits.

With a strong wind blowing out to left field, the teams combined for five homers over the Green Monster. Jason Varitek hit a solo shot for Boston, which has won four of five since starting the season 4-9.

John Lackey (2-1) gave up three runs on 10 hits and two walks, striking out three in seven innings. The Orioles scored three in the ninth to cut a 7-3 deficit to one run, but after giving up three straight singles, Jonathan Papelbon struck out Ty Wigginton and new call-up Rhyne Hughes to earn his fifth save.

Matt Albers (0-3) took the loss for the second straight night, facing four batters and getting just one out.

Wigginton had four hits, including a homer.

Brian Matusz, the winning pitcher in both of the Orioles' victories this season, was looking to make it three out of three when he took a 3-1 lead into the seventh. But he walked Bill Hall leading off the inning and Jeremy Hermida singled, bringing in Albers.

Pinch-hitter David Ortiz struck out, but Scutaro homered onto the shelf above the wall in left-center to make it 4-3. After Dustin Pedroia doubled and Victor Martinez walked, Kam Mickolio came in and Youkilis hit a three-run shot down the left-field line to make it 7-3.

Lackey allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in his previous start against Tampa Bay on Monday.

Notes
Baltimore's Luke Scott was hitless in 10 at-bats before his second-inning double. … The Orioles recalled Hughes from Triple-A on Saturday and optioned Justin Turner to Norfolk of the International League. In his first major league at-bat, Hughes had an RBI single. He also singled his next time up. … The Red Sox made a trade with Pittsburgh, reacquiring OF Jonathan Van Every for a player to be named. OF Josh Reddick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Van Every played 18 games for the Red Sox over the past two seasons. … Orioles catcher Matt Wieters lost Pedroia's foul popup in the first inning and it fell a few feet behind the dirt for no play. … Pedroia, who had two hits, entered the day with one hit in his previous 24 at-bats. … Boston RF J.D. Drew, who is batting .158, got the day off.

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