Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

BALTIMORE — In the grand scheme of things, what did yesterday’s 4-3 loss to the Orioles mean to the Red Sox?

Nothing more than one loss to a bad team snapping a 10-game losing streak, giving their new manager his first win. It didn’t mean a darn thing to the people who follow the Red Sox, except those who feel they should clobber the Orioles every time they play them.

To the Orioles, it was more than that. It was a day when self-respect came back. Maybe it’s fleeting be...

BALTIMORE — The beleaguered Orioles jumped out of their dugout as if released, gathering in celebration near first base. Nick Markakis had ended a long afternoon that had seen temperatures starting at 90 degrees, on-and-off rain showers, and an end to a losing streak that had reached double digits.

In the 11th inning yesterday at Camden Yards, Markakis singled to center, bringing home Cesar Izturis (who had walked) for a 4-3 victory, as Baltimore won for the first time ...

BALTIMORE — With his name written on the lineup card for the first time since May 30, Mike Cameron was all smiles yesterday. He was back, his abdominal relapse healed enough for him to try out center field again. But even as he proclaimed that he would add “a little bit of color, sexiness’’ to the streaking Red Sox on his return, there was an undercurrent of the unknown.

It appears Cameron may need surgery to repair the muscle, though it’s not clear whether he might be ...