Ellsbury homers twice, Red Sox blank Orioles 4-0

July 20, 2011 - 2:59 PM
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Andrew Miller delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit two solo homers, Andrew Miller and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Wednesday.

Adrian Gonzalez had four hits for the Red Sox, who took two of three from Baltimore to conclude their sixth consecutive winning road trip.

Ellsbury's homers put the Red Sox up 1-0 in the third inning and 3-0 in the seventh. Both drives came off Jake Arrieta (9-7), who has yielded a team-high 19 long balls in 20 starts.

Ellsbury's only other two-homer game was on April 22, 2008, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Miller (4-1) allowed two hits over 5 2-3 innings in a wild but effective performance. The 6-foot-7 lefty issued a career-high six walks and had only one perfect inning.