was yapping so much after his first regular-season two-homer game that he might have forgotten he's still way behind
Pedroia had two of Boston's season-high six home runs on Tuesday night, and Ortiz hit his record-tying 269th homer as a designated
hitter to lead the
to a 10-0 victory over the
''He's got 35 more two-home run games to catch me,'' said Ortiz, who actually has 34 in his career.
But that didn't stop Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP who homered twice against Tampa Bay in the playoffs last year, from talking
in the dugout.
''There's no room to say anything,''
said. ''He does all the talking. You just sit there and laugh.''
(5-3) pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, retiring the first 10 Orioles in order. By the time
walked with one out in the fourth, Buchholz had been staked to an 8-0 lead with five homers on Boston's first five hits.
''He probably looked like a combination of
when he got an 8-0 lead,'' said Orioles manager Dave Trembley, whose team clinched a 12th consecutive losing season. ''He
But that was an improvement over the last time he faced the Orioles.
On Aug. 2, Buchholz had a seven-run lead before giving up six runs in the third inning. He also gave up seven runs in 4 2-3
innings in Boston's 12-8 victory over the
on Aug. 23.
''I try to keep that out of my mind as much as possible,'' he said. ''The last start I had against these guys, we scored a
few runs in the first and second and then I went out there and let the game blow up and let them back in the game. I try to
stay as if the game was still tied. ... I think that kept my pitches a little bit more crisp.''
Ortiz homered in the seventh inning to tie
for the most all-time by a DH.
, J.D. Drew and
also homered for the
, whose first five hits were homers as they improved to 12-2 against Baltimore this year. Buchholz struck out five and walked
one to improve to 4-0 over his last five starts.
got the last six outs to finish off the combined five-hitter.
(4-7) lasted 2 2-3 innings, allowing six runs on four homers while walking two and striking out three. He is 0-3 in his last
''All four of those homers were supposed to be fastballs away, but they were in the middle,'' he said. ''Right now I'm a thrower
out there. I'm not a pitcher. The worst part is when you make mistakes they're all going to get hit hard.''
drew a leadoff walk, then Pedroia made it 2-0 with a homer off the top of a billboard above the Green Monster. Gonzalez made
it 3-0 in the second when he hit his over the same sign. Pedroia led off the third with another homer, this one into the Monster
After Ortiz walked to chase Hernandez, callup
and gave up a three-run shot to Drew.
Ortiz's homer in the seventh made it 10-0.
NOTES: Drew reached 20 homers for the fourth time in his career, the first since he was with the Dodgers in 2006. ... Ortiz,
who homered off right-hander
, has 312 total. ... Baltimore is 4-21 on the road against the AL East. ... The Orioles placed OF
on the 15-day DL with a sprained left ankle, retroactive to Sept. 2. Baltimore recalled McCrory, Lambert and LHP
from Triple-A Norfolk, and selected the contracts of INF Justin Turner and C
. ... The
from the 15-day DL and recalled C
from Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston signed SS Jose Iglesias to a four-year contract, beginning in 2010.