Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-3

When Mark Loretta stepped to the plate in the sixth inning last night with two outs, two runners on base, and the game tied, he had no idea that what he was about to do had been done last summer, also by the No. 2 hitter in the Red Sox' lineup, also against Baltimore, also with two outs, also targeting the same Oriole (Melvin Mora).

Last June 2, with the Sox behind a run in the ninth, Edgar Renteria shot a glance at Mora, saw the third baseman was playing back, and laid...