Game over: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0: The Red Sox were defeated for the second straight night, unable to mount any offense against starter Chris Tillman, reliever Darren O’Day or closer Jim Johnson before 49,158 at Camden Yards. Ryan Dempster did a superb job for the Red Sox in going 7-2/3 innings and throwing 122 pitches in helping preserve the bullpen at least. The Orioles got a solo homer from Chris Davis in the second inning and infield single for an RBI by Adam Jones in the third. That was it. Game was played in 2:43.
Bottom 8th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Koji Uehara struck out J.J. Hardy with the bases loaded to prevent a further cushion for the Orioles.
Top 8th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Red Sox can’t do anything tonight against Orioles pitching. In danger of losing to the Orioles for the second straight night.
Bottom 7th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Orioles went down in order against Dempster. Daniel Nava made a nice sliding catch in foul territory for the third out.
Top 7th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Jose Iglesias roped a double to left field for his second hit to lead off the inning, but the Red Sox missed a golden opportunity as the next three Red Sox made outs vs. Darren O’Day who relieved Tillman.
Bottom 6th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Dempster continues to pitch a very good game. He’s managed to keep the Orioles at bay, but the Sox haven’t been able to catch up.
Top 6th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Another rapid-fire 1-2-3 inning by Tillman. Ortiz, Carp and Nava all make outs.
Bottom 5th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – McLouth walkd and stole second base with two outs. A Markakis grounder to first base got him over to third, but Jones flew out to center.
Top 5th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – The Red Sox’ top of the order went down 1-2-3 against Tillman, who has baffled the Red Sox tonight.
Bottom 4th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – A walk to Hardy and a subsequent wild pitch, put the Orioles in business for more. But Dempster was able to rebound to strike out Chris Dickerson and got Ryan Flaherty to ground out to first base.
Top 4th: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – What looked like a promising inning soon fizzled for the Red Sox. They had runners at the corners after Mike Carp walked, advanced to second on Daniel Nava’s ground out and went to third on Jose Iglesias’ infield hit to third base to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. But Middlebrooks flew out to right and David Ross struck out stranding the runners.
Bottom 3rd: Orioles 2, Red Sox 0 – Dempster walked McLouth and allowed a single to Machado after one out. Markakis flew out to center. But Jones reached on an infield hit on a slow roller to third. Middlebrooks didn’t get a good jump on the ball off the bat. Jones beat it out, scoring the second run. Chris Davis lined out to second base and left two Orioles on base.
Top 3rd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0 – A Shane Victorino walk was all the Sox offense could muster vs. Tillman.
Bottom 2nd: Orioles 1, Red Sox 0 – Chris Davis homered to left center on an 0-1 pitch to give Baltimore the early lead.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 0, Orioles 0 – Daniel Nava worked a walk from Chris Tillman. Nava leads all American League outfielders in OBP (.391). However, his teammates weren’t able to advance him or score him.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, Orioles 0 – Ryan Dempster allowed a double to the left field corner by Manny Machado, but the Orioles failed in capitalizing as Dempster retired the next two batters.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Orioles 0 – The Red Sox put two men on base with a Shane Victorino single and a David Ortiz walk, but couldn’t score off of Chris Tillman.