Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-2

The grand slam belonged to Mike Lowell, the drought-busting home run to Kevin Youkilis, the shutdown pitching to Jon Lester, the victory to the Red Sox.

But this homestand, which the Sox ended last night with a 9-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles before the usual packed house at the Fens (38,139), was one man's wildly entertaining playground: J.D. Drew, who put his stamp on nearly every game here with his bat or glove.

Drew's double off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie ...

A recap of the Orioles' 9-2 loss to the Red Sox last night:

Guthrie knocked around

It was a struggle from the beginning for Jeremy Guthrie, who battled through four innings while allowing only a run. But it came crashing down in the fifth. A leadoff single by Jacoby Ellsbury and a double by J.D. Drew put runners on second and third with one out. The Orioles intentionally walked Manny Ramirez to load the bases, and Mike Lowell hit Guthrie's 0-1 slider over the Green M...

BOSTON -- As good of a hitter as Mike Lowell is, Orioles manager Dave Trembley's decision in the bottom of the fifth inning last night was an easy one. With men on second and third and one out and every run precious with Jon Lester still carrying a shutout bid, Trembley had Jeremy Guthrie issue an intentional walk to Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez to load the bases.

"Lowell is 2-for-15 off [Guthrie]," Trembley said. "Who are you going to face, a guy that has hit 5...