Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 14-8

BALTIMORE -- Keith Foulke has made a few mechanical tweaks in his delivery the past few days.

Whatever the changes are -- neither Foulke nor pitching coach Al Nipper felt the need to elaborate -- Foulke believes he may be on the right track to return to his once dominant form.

Last night, Foulke entered the game in wet and sloppy conditions in the ninth, retiring the Orioles on 10 pitches to preserve Boston's 14-8 win.

It was hardly close to a save situation, but rat...

BALTIMORE -- It's nights like these when Leo Mazzone, who earned a reputation as one of the best pitching coaches in the majors, might pause and wonder why he left the Braves to come to the Orioles.

Actually, the reasons were obvious: more money, a chance to come home, and an opportunity to work for boyhood friend Sam Perlozzo.

Pitching is pitching in either league, except when you don't have much. Except when one of your better young pitchers, Daniel Cabrera, issues...

BALTIMORE -- Make the drive from Baltimore-Washington International Airport and, once you exit toward downtown, Kevin Millar can be spotted. Staring down, bat in hand, in an advertisement against a backdrop of buildings and ballparks.

It's fitting, really. He was always the welcoming one in the Red Sox clubhouse. He was the one cackling in the corner, slapping someone on the back, or mocking his teammates. So he's at it again, in the Under Armour ad. It's as if he's the...