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THE COLLAPSE::

Jamie Walker served up a solo homer to Dustin Pedroia, and Rocky Cherry issued a bases-loaded walk to Coco Crisp in the seventh inning, allowing Boston to cut a four-run deficit to two. The Red Sox tied it in the eighth on Mark Kotsay's two-run triple. They won it in the ninth as pitcher Jim Miller fielded Jacoby Ellsbury's bunt and threw the ball into left field in an attempt to force out Alex Cora at third base.

HUFF DENIED: : Aubrey Huff thought he had his 31st home run and 99th RBI in the fifth. However, Ellsbury, the rookie right fielder, extended high over the wall and brought the ball back.

CORMIER PITCHES IN: : When the Orioles had to scratch ace Jeremy Guthrie, manager Dave Trembley vowed to piece the game together by using several pitchers. Lance Cormier and Dennis Sarfate were the first two pieces, and they pitched well, combining for six shutout innings.

CROWLEY STEAMED: : Trembley appeared on the brink of an ejection in the eighth, contesting a close play at third in which Huff was called out by umpire Jim Joyce. Hitting coach Terry Crowley did get the hook arguing a called third strike on Ramon Hernandez that ended the top of the ninth.

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