Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 18-10
BALTIMORE - Change rocked Victor Martinez this weekend.
One day, he showed up to play for a team near the bottom of the standings, surrounded by beloved teammates, imbued with the comfort and monotony of routine. He was told he had a new employer, a new home, new teammates. He stood in front of his locker and sobbed.
The next day, he showed up to play for a team fighting for first place. His sadness ceded first to nerves and, yesterday, delight.
“It’s not the same wh...
Of all the things that happened in the Orioles' 18-10 loss to the Boston Red Sox Sunday in a game that seemed like it would never end, this sequence was the most deflating for the home team.
The Orioles scored six times in the bottom of the third inning to get back within a run in a game that, just minutes earlier, they seemed hopelessly out of. When they came back to the plate for the bottom of the fourth, their deficit had suddenly ballooned to eight.
While pitching prospect Brian Matusz is expected to join the Orioles in Detroit and make his major league debut Tuesday, it appears that manager Dave Trembley will have another rotation spot to fill as rookie Jason Berken's struggles continued Sunday.
Berken (1-9) allowed six earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings in the Orioles' 18-10 loss to the Boston Red Sox in the series finale Sunday at Camden Yards. His ERA stands at 6.93 after 13 starts, and he's now lost nine straig...