Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-3

BALTIMORE - It should have been a bit confusing to Jason Bay.

Not that the Pirates don't get their share of fans on the road - OK, they don't - but it should have been somewhat odd to hear the ovation from the crowd of 40,429 last night at Camden Yards when he smashed his second home run of the game.

While Bay fist-bumped with Kevin Youkilis and the rest of the Red Sox crew in the third-base dugout, there was quite the show of appreciation from the home (er, road) fans....

BALTIMORE --Before he came to the Boston Red Sox, Jason Bay didn't know much about Jon Lester.

Bay likes what he's seen. And, to be sure, the Red Sox are also pretty pleased about what they've witnessed thus far from their new left fielder.

Lester outpitched Jeremy Guthrie, and Bay homered twice and drove in four runs to help Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Monday night.

Lester (12-4) allowed one run, four hits and a walk in seven innings to improve to 5-...

A recap of the Orioles' 6-3 loss to the Red Sox last night:

High quality from Guthrie

Jeremy Guthrie (above) pitched his fifth straight quality start and his American League-leading 19th in 27 attempts this season. He allowed five hits, five walks and just two runs - both on homers - in seven innings. He broke a tie with the Cleveland Indians' Cliff Lee for the AL lead. But Boston's Jon Lester pitched a gem, and the Red Sox scored four runs in the final two innings a...

The searing line drives the Orioles sprayed all over Comerica Park a day earlier became harmless pop-ups and softly hit ground balls last night at Camden Yards. The powerful swings that resulted in 12 extra-base hits, including five home runs, were reduced to uncomfortable cuts that produced precious few scoring opportunities.

A day after pounding Detroit Tigers pitchers for 16 runs and 22 hits in their most productive offensive game in more than two seasons, the Oriole...