Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 10-5
The problems started when Pedro Martinez got burned for a knuckleball he didn't even throw.
Through 3 1/3 innings last night, the Red Sox ace cruised -- 10 Orioles up, 10 down, six of them on strikeouts. Martinez looked like a solid bet to improve to 7-0 at Fenway Park this season.
But Miguel Tejada began to spoil Martinez's night when he smashed a knuckling liner to center that got past Johnny Damon. The two-run triple produced the first two of Tejada's five RBIs an...
By many accounts, the situation was dire. With their middle infield badly depleted, the Red Sox last night had little choice but to tap Mark Bellhorn to play shortstop and Bill Mueller to play second base, each for the first time this season. The bullpen was all but spent. And the water-treading Sox sorely needed a victory to buoy their restless fans from New Haven to Nova Scotia.
So who better to guide them than Pedro Martinez?
"Pedro is a smart guy," manager Terry ...