FREDERICK, MD., AUG. 7 -- Lynchburg's Howard Landry, who entered with a 6.41 ERA, threw eight shutout innings as the Red Sox beat the Frederick Keys, 3-0, tonight before 4,316 at Harry Grove Stadium.

Landry (5-8) yielded six hits and didn't let a runner reach third. However, after a leadoff single by Ed Horowitz in the ninth, he walked Dan Berthel. Rennie Scott relieved.

Scott struck out pinch hitter John Fowler and Mike Lehman before Pete Rose pinch-hit. But Rose struck out on a 2-2 pitch, giving Scott his seventh save.

The third-place Red Sox (18-26) moved within five games of Prince William in the Carolina League's Northern Division while the Keys (17-24) remained 4 1/2 off the pace.

Mike Oquist got into trouble in the fifth inning when Les Wallin doubled and scored on John Malzone's single.

Oquist (7-7) began with a league-leading 142 strikeouts, then added six in seven innings while allowing only three hits. Jeff Williams came in to pitch the eighth and gave up two runs on one hit and three walks, the final one to Paul Williams with the bases loaded. Wallin followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.

The Keys have had trouble scoring all season, and the promotion of shortstop Ricky Gutierrez today to Class AA Hagerstown doesn't help. Gutierrez, Frederick's all-time leader in games, hits and at-bats, was batting .279. His replacement tonight, Keith Kessinger, entered at .098.