Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 12-1

BOSTON --Kevin Youkilis had a career-high six RBIs, thanks to his first grand slam, and Tim Wakefield pitched seven innings of two-hit ball Saturday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 12-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

J.D. Drew and Manny Ramirez homered on consecutive pitches in the first inning, and Youkilis cleared the bases in the third when the Red Sox scored seven times to chase Radhames Liz (3-2). Youkilis also added a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a r...

The Red Sox have spent the last week crafting an answer to all those who, bedazzled by the Tampa Bay Rays, hastened to proclaim a new world order in the American League East.

It goes something like this: Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Not that anyone would ever get fooled again.

A week ago, the Sox left New York five games behind the Rays, who had won seven in a row.

This morning, while basking in the top-to-bottom pleasure of administering a 12-1 bea...

A recap of the Orioles' 12-1 loss to the Red Sox last night:


The Red Sox gave Orioles starter Radhames Liz a rude welcome in the first inning. Making his second career appearance at Fenway Park, Liz fell behind 2-0 on consecutive solo homers by J.D. Drew and Manny Ramirez. Both balls were hit to the opposite field. Drew cleared the Green Monster in left, and Ramirez reached the bullpen area in right. It was the 10th time this season that Boston hit back-...

BOSTON - The education of young Orioles pitcher Radhames Liz continued last night, in a hostile classroom where every indiscretion found its way onto his permanent record.

The eight earned runs in 2 1/3 innings, the three walks and a hit batter, the 61 pitches. They're all in there.

Liz surrendered three home runs - including the first grand slam of Kevin Youkilis' career - during another short and volatile outing, and the Boston Red Sox coasted to a 12-1 victory at ...