Game Over: Orioles 5, Red Sox 2
Sox go down in order in the 9th before 18,247 in a game played in 2:58. Josh Beckett pitched well, but gets the loss.
Bottom 8th: Orioles 5, Red Sox 2
Felix Pie hits another solo shot off Doubront. A horrible outing for the young Sox lefty. Where’s Manny Delcarmen when you need him?
Bottom 8th: Orioles 4, Red Sox 2
A Luke Scott homer on a 2-0 pitch from Felix Doubront doesn’t help the Sox at all.
Bottom 8th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2
Josh Beckett out after seven. His line: 7 IP 7 H 2ER, 1BB, 5 K. Good outing for Beckett. Sox running out of time here. Need a big finish.
Top 7th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2
Can’t waste opportunities like this one. Second and third one out. Sox can’t score. Drew walked, Lowrie singled and both moved up on Hall’s sac bunt. But Scutaro failed to beat out a slow grounder to third and Nava, pinch-hitting for McDonald struck out.
Top 6th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2
Tough AB for Mike Lowell, striking out with two on and two out. Lowell is expected to stay put and not going to the Rangers as has been rumored since the offseason.
Top 5th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2
Jed Lowrie,a two-run homer righthanded on a 3-1 count. Really struck it to leftcenter. Mike Lowell (single) was aboard.
Bottom 3rd: Orioles 3, Red Sox 0
Marco Scutaro, are you kidding us? The shortstop’s hideous off-balance throw to second base on an attempted force play on Adam Jones’ infield single (scoring a run) eluded Jed Lowrie, scoring an unearned run. Brian Roberts led off the inning with a single, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After Beckett secured the next two outs on ground balls, he walked Luke Scott. Jones then reached on an infield hit to short on which Scuatro made the errant throw.
Top 3rd Orioles 1, Red Sox 0
Sox squandered a chance with Bill Hall doubling to left. But he was stranded there with one out. Beckett has settled in.
Bottom 1st: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0
Luke Scott stroked an RBI single off Josh Beckett after Nick Markakis doubled and Ty Wigginton reached on an infield single to shortstop. Beckett started the night 4-3 with a 6.50 ERA in 15 starts.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Orioles 0
We’re underway here. Temp. is 92 degrees so pitchers will be laboring in the Baltimore heat. With two outs, Victor Martinez singled righthanded to left off lefty Brian Matusz. David Ortiz K’d swinging to end the inning.