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Youkilis powers Red Sox past O’s

Kevin Youkilis launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday night in the opener of a three-game set at Camden Yards.

Boston won the game as -130 favorites, and the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9).

David Ortiz also went deep for a two-run dinger in the win. John Smoltz pitched six innings for the win, giving up eight hits and five runs.

Aubery Huff and Nolan Reimold hit two-run homers in a losing cause for the Orioles. Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for all six runs over 6 2-3 innings of work.