Game over: Red Sox 5, Orioles 0 – The Red Sox can finally say the Orioles don’t have their number anymore. They took two out of three here at Camden Yards to take that monkey off their back. Excellent work by Jon Lester (10-6), who shut them out for seven innings in heat and humidity here. David Ortiz had four hits including a big two-run homer. The game was played in 2:58 before 32,891
Top 9th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 0 – Ellsbury with his second hit.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 0 – Orioles can score to save their lives.
Top 8th: Red Sox 5, Orioles 0 – Four hits for Ortiz, a single to right. A double by Mike Napoli,an intentional walk to pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes and a two-run single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia breaks it open for Boston.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – Lester rebounds from shaky sixth with strong seventh.
Top 7th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – The Sox go down 1-2-3.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – FIrst and second and nobody out and the Orioles couldn’t score against Jon Lester. Davis reached on Dustin Pedroia’s throwing error and Jones reached on a bloop hit to right. Wieters struck out on 3-2 and hardy knocked into a 5-4-3 double play.
Top 6th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled to right, but was doubled off second base on Stephen Drew’s liner to second base.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – With two outs Orioles put two on. Teagarden singled and Markakis walked, but the O’s couldn’t score again.
Top 5th; Red Sox 3 Orioles 0 – Shane Victorino walked and then got caught stealing when Jason Hammel was having trouble finding the plate. After a walk to Pedroia and an Ortiz single – his third hit – Napoli knocked into a 5-4-3 double-play.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – The Orioles had two men on base vs. Lester, a two-out single by Adam Jones and a walk to Matt Wieters, but Lester got Hardy to pop out to first base.
Top 4th: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – Hammel allows a pair of walks, but Sox couldn’t do anything with them.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – Lester has retired nine straight batters since Nick Markakis’ leadoff single in the first.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0 – David Ortiz belted a two-out, two-run homer to left off Hammel. Orioles announcers continue to rip him on the air for his dugout outburst. Ortiz playfully took a bat after his homer and pretended as if he was swinging for the phone box.
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 1, Orioles 0 – Lester seems to have good zip on his fastball today. He retired the Orioles on two ground balls and a strikeout (Hardy).
Top 2nd: Red Sox 1, Orioles 0 – The Red Sox went down in order. Stephen Drew, who had five RBI Saturday night, struck out on a questionable pitch that was below the knees and had Drew shaking his head..
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 1, Orioles 0 – Nick Markakis led off with a single and moved to second on Manny Machado’s ground out. Chris Davis, who hasn’t hit a homer since Home Run derby, struck out as did Adam Jones..
Top 1st: Red Sox 1, Orioles 0 – David Ortiz was booed as he stepped to the plate. With Shane Victorino on first base after he singled off Orioles starter Jason Hammel, Ortiz singled to right field sending Victorino to third. Adam Jones had saved the day for the Orioles tracking down a long fly ball to deep center by Dustin Pedroia that he made an exceptional catch on. Mike Napoli knocked in the run with a double to right field. Mike Carp struck out to end the threat.