Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-3

BALTIMORE - Even if Manny Ramírez seems bent on hitting a homer a day, there was no minimizing the news after Hideki Okajima's meltdown in last night's 6-3 Red Sox loss to the Orioles that David Ortiz has a left wrist injury that is expected to sideline him at least a month.

"Man, those are your weapons, your hands are your weapons, your wrist, everything, those are your weapons," said Sean Casey, whose playing time is likely to spike with Ortiz headed to the disabled l...

BALTIMORE --It was a lost night for the Boston Red Sox.

First, the Red Sox lost an eighth-inning lead to the Baltimore Orioles. Then they lost the game, 6-3. Then Boston learned it lost designated hitter David Ortiz, who will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn tendon in his left wrist.

Ortiz leads the Red Sox with 13 homers and 43 RBIs.

"He's a big part of the team," Manny Ramirez said Monday night after homering in a third straight game. ...

A recap of the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Red Sox last night:

Still not good enough

What else does Jeremy Guthrie have to do to get a win, besides throw a perfect game? Guthrie had lost his past three starts before settling for a no-decision last night after backup catcher and No. 9 hitter Kevin Cash doubled to drive in the tying run in the seventh inning. Instead, Jim Johnson got the win despite allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth. The Orioles scored four runs in...

It was a 3-1 pitch from reliever Hideki Okajima that center fielder Adam Jones crushed off the left-field wall, clearing the bases and providing the big hit in a comeback victory the Orioles badly needed.

But the key pitch in the decisive at-bat of the Orioles' 6-3 victory last night over the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards was Okajima's 2-1 offering, a high fastball that Jones let go for a ball, giving him the ideal hitter's count.

For the first eight weeks of the se...