Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5

Imagine what must have been going through Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo's head when he turned, the frustration so clear, and slammed something down in the dugout after having watched a six-run ninth-inning Red Sox comeback, another stream of jumping and bouncing and yelling players coming out of the Boston dugout. Another outpouring of joy and excitement on a day that didn't seem like it would be anything but unfortunate for the full-steam-ahead Sox when starter Josh Becket...

BOSTON -- It started with a seemingly innocent pop-up in front of home plate, continued with a questionable decision by the manager and ended with a meltdown by the Orioles' top reliever.

The Orioles have found all kinds of ways to lose to the Boston Red Sox over the past two seasons, but probably none was as painful as what happened at Fenway Park yesterday when a five-run, ninth-inning lead and the best performance of Jeremy Guthrie's career turned into an excruciatin...

Total meltdown

The Orioles took a five-run lead into the ninth inning and did everything possible to lose the game. Ramon Hernandez dropped a routine foul ball that would have been the second out. That prompted manager Sam Perlozzo to pull Jeremy Guthrie, who had thrown 8 1/3 dominant innings. Danys Baez and Chris Ray came in and got just one out against the Red Sox, while watching Boston score six runs. The final two scored when Ray dropped Kevin Millar's throw at firs...