Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 2-1

The video surprised the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week while they prepared for yesterday's opponent.

They watched Jon Lester's start April 13 in Oakland, Calif., and saw a different pitcher than they expected. His top velocity, they said, barely reached 90 miles per hour. "I said, 'Man, he lost something on his fastball or something,' " first baseman Aubrey Huff said.

Yesterday afternoon, Lester strode to Fenway Park's sun-splashed mound and fired a 96-m.p.h. fastb...

BOSTON -Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was removed from Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox with a tight right hamstring, an injury he said isn't serious but will keep him out of Monday's series finale at least.

After his first at-bat, a groundout against Red Sox starter Jon Lester, Jones jogged gingerly off the field. He played center field in the bottom of the first, but after returning to the dugout, he was informed by manager Dave Trembley that his afternoon...

NOT THIS TIME

An Orioles offense that entered the game hitting .303 with runners in scoring position didn't get the job done. Overall, the Orioles were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, they had men on first and second with no outs, but Jon Lester struck out Felix Pie and Nick Markakis, and got Aubrey Huff to hit into a fielder's choice. They had men on first and third with no outs in the ninth and managed only...

BOSTON -When Koji Uehara walked off the mound after becoming the first Orioles starter this season to get through the seventh inning, Dave Trembley waited at the top step of the dugout and gave him a hug.

Uehara had just delivered the exact outing the Orioles manager had envisioned when he discussed before the game what would make for an ideal Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The Japanese right-hander certainly did his part, but for one of the few times this young se...