Game over: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: The Orioles bullpen was very solid as they held on to their one-run lead for the win. Jim Johnson gets the save. The game was played in 3:15 before 27,704.
Bottom 8th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: Darren O’Day is pretty tough against righties with his submarine style and he retired Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks with ease and then got Daniel Nava, batting lefthanded, to pop to right.
Top 8th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: The Orioles had Chris Dickerson get on base with a sharp single to right center and he advanced to second on a wild pitch, but Junichi Tazawa was able to keep things right there.
Bottom 7th: Orioles 3. Red Sox 2: Victorino beat out an infield hit, but the Sox could do no more.
Top 7th: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: The once invincible Koji Uehara surrendered a two-out double to left field to Adam Jones scoring Baltimore’s go-ahead run.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 2: Sox had a chance to take the lead. Napili and Nava singled with one out, but Lefty Brian Matusz came on to relieve Tillman and struck out Salty and Drew to end the threat.
Top 6th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 2: Aceves is out of the game. He gave them a good effort with five innings of work, two runs, six hits, three walks and four strikeouts. He threw 79 pitches and has been replaced by Clayton Mortensen in the sixth. Mortensen retired the side.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 2: Tillman mows down the Sox’ top of the order, 1-2-3.
Top 5th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 2: A one-out bunt single by Manny Machado wound up golden for the Orioles. He eventually scored on Adam Jones’ two-out single.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 1: The Red Sox managed a Stephen Drew walk, but nothing more against Tillman.
Top 4th: Red Sox 2, Orioles 1: The Orioles left the bases loaded when Alexi Casilla took a called third strike from Aceves who had walked two and allowed a single to JJ Hardy.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 2, Orioles 1: -Stephen Drew reached by walk, Shane Victorino moved him to third with two outs with a single to right. Dustin Pedroia singled to right to tie the game. With runners at first and second and two out, Mike Napoli worked the count to 3-2 before sending a sharp lined rive single to left to score the go-ahead run.
Top 3rd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: Aceves got three infield outs after allowing an infield hit to Nate McLouth with one out.
Bottom 2nd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: Tillman retires the Red Sox (Middlebrooks, Nava and Salty) in order.
Top 2nd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0: Chris Davis homered deep to rightcenter on a 3-0 fastball right down the middle of the plate served by Aceves. Davis has been red hot. He has hit six homers.
Bottom 1st: Orioles 0, Red Sox 0: Jacoby Ellsbury reached on an infield single, but Chris Tillman retired the next three batters.
Top 1st: Orioles 0, Red Sox 0: Alfredo Aceves took the mound in his first start in place of John Lackey (DL, biceps strain). He allowed a double to the rightcenter gap to Manny Machado, who got a bit greedy and tried to stretch to three. The relay from Victorino to Pedroia to Middlebrooks cut down a key runner.
The game time temp was 45 degrees and right now the ballpark is not very full.