Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-1

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' lineup barely touched Curt Schilling in last night's 6-1 Red Sox win.

In seven innings, he allowed one run, a home run by Miguel Tejada, which was not enough to overcome the damage the Sox inflicted on the Orioles' expensively renovated bullpen in a three-run seventh and two-run ninth.

But Schilling's reputation was the target of an attempted hit from, of all places, the Orioles' television broadcasting booth. Gary Thorne, who does pl...

In the fifth inning last night, with two outs and a runner on first, Brian Roberts swung at a high fastball for strike three. He flung his bat toward the dugout and spiked his helmet near home plate. For Roberts, the frustration was contained in a single moment and one tough at-bat. But elsewhere, for those who pull the strings, the disappointment must be mounting.

The first sign that the Orioles had some semblance of direction was when the front office identified a nuc...

Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo started to look at the upcoming pitching matchups three or four days ago, and decided then that last night might be a good time to rest third baseman Melvin Mora.

Perlozzo said Mora was held out of last night's lineup because he was 3-for-25 with nine strikeouts over his career against Boston Red Sox starter Curt Schilling, not for anything that happened over the previous two days. Mora made a critical error in the Orioles' loss to the Oakla...

Key at-bat

With two on and two out in the seventh, Orioles left-handed relief specialist Jamie Walker entered the game to face David Ortiz. After falling behind 0-2 in the count, Ortiz battled back, fouling off five pitches. On the 11th pitch of the at-bat, Ortiz blooped a ball into short left field and it fell just in front of a charging Jay Payton, giving the Red Sox a one-run edge. Boston, which got four walks in the inning, tacked on two more runs.

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