Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-3
No one in the dugout cringed.
No one suffered that spontaneous reaction when the air goes out in a rush. But that was the experience in the stands, the surprise audible among the 37,039 who packed Fenway Park last night.
Even as the ball ripped off J.D. Drew's bat into the glove of a leaping Miguel Tejada in the seventh inning, the "what if" moment in an evening full of them, Julio Lugo said no one wearing a Red Sox uniform felt such disappointment.
Whether he can sp...
It certainly wasn't a clean five innings for Orioles starter Brian Burres, who allowed 12 base runners. But making his second career start in front of a packed house and against one of the league's hottest teams, Burres held things together, giving up only two runs. He stranded nine runners and left with a 5-2 lead, showing some grit and guts in the process. And he was rewarded with his first major league win.
Bullpen sweats it out
It got tenuous as...
BOSTON -- Of all the thoughts that were running through Brian Burres' head as he was in the midst of the toughest five innings of his baseball life, it was words delivered by shortstop Miguel Tejada that resonated most.
Burres had to get one more Boston Red Sox hitter out to walk off the mound in position for his first major league victory. He knew Wily Mo Pena was his last hitter, and he had already tossed three straight balls when Tejada ambled toward the mound to tal...