Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Live Blog: Instant Reactions, Analysis
The Sox had an offensive explosion and beat the O's 13-2.
Baltimore Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen had the worst start of his career allowing 8 ER in just 3 2/3 innings, while Shane Victorino tallied 7 RBI's for the Sox.
Tonight's starters are Bud Norris (4.22 ERA) for the Orioles and John Lackey (3.17 ERA) for the Red Sox. Norris has pitched well for the Orioles since he was acquired from the Houston Astros earlier this month, while Lackey has struggled recently.
The Orioles enter the game 6.5 games behind the Red Sox.
This is a huge game for both teams as the Red Sox look to keep the bats hot and put together consecutive wins, while the Orioles try to narrow the gap in the AL East.
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Sorry folks, temporary loss of internet...very poor timing. Tough loss for the Orioles who were leading for 8 innings. The bullpen could not seal the deal and the Red Sox steal one 4-3. The Sox will look for the sweep tomorrow night. Huge night for Chris Davis, one home run and two RBI's. The Orioles are now 4.5 games out of the wild card. Sorry again for the delay, take care.
And here comes Tommy Hunter for the O's. Their 4th call to the bullpen tonight. Score remains tied 3-3.
Lackey with obvious disappointment leaving the game in the 8th. He'll get a No Decision.
Brian Matusz in for the Orioles at pitcher. The lefty specialist will face Ortiz who is ZERO for his last 17.
HUGE 2 out base hit for Dustin Pedroia scoring two runs, knotting the game at 3-3. Another change coming for the Orioles at pitcher.
Red Sox have runners on the corners, 1 out and Buck Showalter will again go to the bullpen. Rodriguez is done and here comes RHP Darren O'Day.
Orioles' defense is shining tonight. Rodriguez comes in for Norris and gets the double-play ball to end the inning. 3-1 Baltimore
Very fast inning for Lackey throwing less than 10 pitches, but the damage was done by the Davis HR.
CRUSH Davis does it again! First pitch of the 6th inning and Davis lunches it to right center. His 47th of the year. Orioles now lead 3-1
Through five, 2-1 Orioles
One baserunner for both the O's and Sox in the 4th, both amounting to nothing. Baltimore still leads 2-1.
Power move by Norris running to the dugout before the call, but he got it, striking out Nava to end the inning with the bases loaded. Through 3 innings its 2-1 O's.
Victorino is on FIRE with another RBI. 1 out base-hit to center scoring Drew. O's now lead 2-1 with the Sox still threatening.
Gary Throne said it right, Gold Glove catch by Adam Jones in centerfield, 2 on 1 out.
Goodbye! Homerun! Manny Machado hits a bomb over the Green Monster for his 12th of the year. Unlucky break for the Orioles, Roberts caught stealing 3rd the pitch before. 2-0 Orioles
Clean inning for Norris, striking out the side. End of the 2nd O's still lead 1-0
Lackey doing a great job locating his pitches so far tonight. Middle 2nd Baltimore leads 1-0
End of the 1st Baltimore up 1-0
GREAT bare-hand play by P Bud Norris on a slow chopper down the third-base line getting a huge 2nd out.
Walking Ellsbury is equivalent to letting up a double.
Davis is stranded at third. Middle of the 1st, Orioles up 1-0
Just like that the O's take a 1-0 lead with a double by Chris Davis which scores Machado. Davis' 37th double on the year, 83rd extra-base hit.
Play ball! We are underway at Fenway Park
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