Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-6

Tim Wakefield knew his fate before he threw a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

A perfect game would not have kept the Red Sox from sending him to the bullpen, a decision that rendered the veteran righthander furious.

That Wakefield pitched well into the seventh inning and left the game to a standing ovation only seemed to prove his point.

But the Sox denied him the consolation of a victory. The relievers Wakefield soon will be sharing sunflower seeds an...

It’s an impossible equation. You just can’t fit six into five.

Barring an injury or other unforeseen problem, Tim Wakefield likely has made his last start for the Red Sox for a while. The club is poised to move Daisuke Matsuzaka into the rotation, leaving Wakefield as the sixth — and odd — man out.

And while Wakefield’s last start was a good one, the Red Sox ended a poor homestand with a 7-6 loss to the Orioles. The veteran knuckleballer allowed two runs on seven hit...

Baltimore’s leadoff man yesterday, Nolan Reimold, hit a sharp grounder to third that Adrian Beltre booted. The same thing happened with the next hitter, Adam Jones.

Official scorer Mike Petraglia initially gave Beltre an error on both plays before changing his mind and giving Reimold a hit because of a bad hop off the notorious Fenway Park infield.

One of the best third basemen in the game, Beltre’s only thought was that he wanted the next ball hit to him.

“You wa...