Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4
BALTIMORE - They began the game without their manager because of a death in the family.
The right fielder came out in the third inning with a sprained left wrist. The center fielder left three innings later with an upset stomach/nasty headache, followed shortly thereafter by the starting pitcher for no discernible medical reason, unless an aggravated ego qualifies.
Pennsylvania plowhorse Sean Casey wound up batting leadoff for substitute manager Brad Mills, who was fill...
BALTIMORE --Dave Trembley couldn't contain his pleasure after watching the Baltimore Orioles beat Josh Beckett and the defending world champion Boston Red Sox.
"It says something about our team, the way the guys came back against one of the better pitchers in baseball," Trembley said after Tuesday night's 5-4 victory. "We had to work for it. We had to earn it. But I think everybody learned a little bit more about the Baltimore Orioles tonight. I'm real proud of our team...
It was about the toughest spot possible for any reliever, never mind a 24-year-old converted starter who began the season at Triple-A Norfolk. When Jim Johnson entered the game in the seventh inning last night with the Orioles clinging tight to a two-run lead, the Boston Red Sox had the bases loaded and not outs, and none other than Manny Ramirez at the plate. Johnson never blinked.
He finalized a tense 10-pitch at-bat by getting Ramirez to hit into a double play and th...
A recap of the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Red Sox last night:
Luke Scott emerged from his slump in dramatic fashion, going 3-for-4 and hitting a three-run homer that gave the Orioles a 5-3 lead in the third inning. Scott began the night with only seven hits in his past 55 at-bats and only one extra-base hit since April 18. His only homer came April 8. But he singled off Red Sox starter Josh Beckett in the second inning, hit a 385-foot homer to right fi...
Boston.com game summary
How the runs scored
Beckett swears he should be doing better than this