Game over: Orioles 8, Red Sox 5: Red Sox let one slip away when Joel Hanrahan had his first Red Sox meltdown by allowing five runs in the 9th to blow a 5-3 Red Sox lead. The game was played in 2:53 with a 41-minute rain delay before 30,862, ending the 794-game sellout streak. It was the lowest attendance since April 29, 2003 when 30,438 attended the Sox-KC game at Fenway.
Top 9th: Orioles 8, Red Sox 5: Horrifying inning for Joel Hanrahan who allowed two homers, two walks, a wild pitch and five runs to blow the save and lead. Chris Davis homered to lead off the inning. Hanrahan who loaded the bases by allowing a single and two walks, uncorked a wild pitch to score the tying run and then allowed a three-run homer to Manny Machado. He exited with two outs for Andrew Miller, who got the last out.
Top 8th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3: Andrew Bailey allows a leadoff walk to McLouth but retires the next three
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3: The Red Sox go down in order.
Top 7th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3: A 1-2-3 inning for Junichi Tazawa with two strikeouts.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3: Daniel Nava homered into the Monster seats on a 1-1 count from Tommy Hunter after Hunter had struck out the previous two batters. It was the third straight game Nava has homered. That was followed by a home run by Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the right field bullpen, his first of the season, on a 1-2 pitch.
Top 6th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3: Play resumed after a 41-minute rain delay. Koji Uehara replaced Ryan Dempster and retired the Orioles in order.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3: A 1-2-3 inning for Arrieta.Pedroia took his second called third strike. Play has been stopped due to rain at 8:41 p.m. The tarp is coming on the field.
Top 5th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3: Another strong inning for Dempster.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3: Raining harder now. Sox wasted a misplayed double to right by Jarrod Saltalamacchia with one out. Drew and Bradley grounded out to thwart a potential rally vs. Arrieta.
Top 4th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 3: Nick Markakis hit his first homer to lead off the fourth vs. Dempster. Adam Jones singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Matt Wieters’ single and error when Jackie Bradley let the ball get by him.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 3, Orioles 1: Jackie Bradley Jr., worked a walk from the No. 9 spot and came home on Ellsbury’s triple to left on which McLouth made a dive for a ball that he had no chance to get to. The ball rolled passed him to the wall allowing Ellsbury to get to third. The Sox CF scored on Shane Victorino’s sac fly.
Top 3rd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 1: -Dempster retired the Orioles in order.
Bottom 2nd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 1: -Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled in Daniel Nava (walk) with Boston’s first run with two outs. The ball hit high atop the left-center field wall.
Top 2nd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: Dempster getting the feel of things as Sox ground crew comes out to put some drying compound on the field.
Bottom 1st: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: Strong inning for Jake Arrieta, a 1-2-3 inning. Dustin Pedroia took a called third strike.
Top 1st: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: On the night the sellout streak ended at 794 consecutive games, light rain began in the first and it was no friend of the Red Sox.
Ryan Dempster, making his second start walked leadoff man Nate McLouth and then watched Jacoby Ellsbury drop a flyball that he ranged to rightcenter field for. Nick Markakis’ ground ball out to first base got the first run in. Dempster got a key strikeout of Adam Jones with a splittter with Manny Machado at third base. AL Player of the Week Chris Davis, who has slumped to 1-for-9, struck out on a 91 mph fastball.