Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 14-2

The "MVP! MVP!" chants continue from adoring fans who are continually amazed that such a small player can generate so much power.

Yet again last night, Dustin Pedroia, hitting cleanup after Kevin Youkilis was a late scratch with back spasms, thumped the baseball in a manner that would make Albert Pujols jealous.

He had five more RBIs and hit his 16th homer. Could you ever imagine Pedroia hitting 20 home runs in a season?

That's precisely the path the little big man i...

WHEELS COME OFF:: When you're talking about an Orioles starter these days, the question really isn't whether they'll lose control, it's when. Radhames Liz fell apart in the third, largely because of two one-out walks that loaded the bases. David Ortiz hit a two-run double, Dustin Pedroia hit a sacrifice fly and Mark Kotsay hit an RBI double. All of a sudden, the Orioles trailed 4-0, and it got progressively worse.

REMEMBER WHEN? : When Fernando Cabrera struck out Coco C...

BOSTON - The Orioles have lost for 10 straight seasons and are rapidly approaching an 11th consecutive sub-.500 campaign, so finding rock bottom during that stretch isn't easy.

But to most long-suffering Orioles fans - who have seen their team give up 30 runs, among other indignities - the lowest point in a decade of losing is often viewed as the conclusion of the 2002 season.

Geronimo Gil, Jose Leon and the rest of those unforgettable 2002 Orioles lost 32 of the fin...

BOSTON - As if things weren't going badly enough for the Orioles, they now face health questions about their two most effective pitchers.

Jeremy Guthrie, the team's only reliable starter, was scratched from making this afternoon's start against the Boston Red Sox because of a tired right shoulder. That will force Orioles manager Dave Trembley to start one of his relievers in the series finale and try to piece the game together. Jim Johnson, one of the Orioles' few relia...