Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-6
BALTIMORE - He may not have to shave yet, but the legend has legs.
There can be little doubt of that after 23-year-old Clay Buchholz, in the encore to his no-hitter in his second big league start, made his first relief appearance one to remember, too. Buchholz pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam of his own making in the sixth inning last night, put up two more scoreless innings, then stepped aside while Coco Crisp and Jason Varitek manufactured the winning run in ...
In a 10-plus-minute interview before last night's game, Orioles manager Dave Trembley passionately defended his reeling team, telling reporters, "We've gotten our butts kicked and we're still doing things the best we can."
Trembley lauded the effort of his team under difficult circumstances and vowed that things will get better. The Orioles then went out and offered plenty of effort, but they were much too short on execution to beat a first-place team.
The night wasn't going smoothly for Orioles rookie left-hander Garrett Olson. Then it became much shorter than he anticipated. Olson left after 3 2/3 innings with stiffness in his left forearm and is listed as day-to-day. He allowed five runs and five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. Three runs scored on Coco Crisp's homer in the fourth inning that wiped out a 4-2 lead. Olson faced one more batter, striking out Kevin Cash.