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BALTIMORE — There was a resolve among Red Sox players, coaches, and manager John Farrell that Friday night’s game was very important for the Red Sox.
They had to show they could beat the Baltimore Orioles. Enough of this domination by the team that concluded the Sox’ September collapse in 2011, won 13 of 18 matchups last year, and took five of seven meetings this season entering the series opener at Camden Yards.
Well, make it six out of eight after the Sox’ 6-0 loss Friday.
The loss paired with the Rays’ win over the Yankees in New York dropped the Sox out of first, a half-game behind Tampa Bay.