Baltimore Orioles defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-1

The Red Sox played the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

But the highlight of manager Terry Francona’s day came a few hours before the first pitch when he told six of his players they had been selected to the American League All-Star team.

Francona was so eager to make sure Jon Lester got the good news that he called the lefthander, who was stuck in traffic on his way to Fenway Park.

“It wasn’t quite how I anticipated it going,’’ said Francona about the timing. The manage...

BOSTON (AP) Juan Samuel thinks Brian Matusz's season is much better than his record would suggest.

Matusz pitched shutout ball for seven innings and the Baltimore Orioles picked up a rare win at Fenway Park, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Sunday.

"He's probably been one of our most consistent guys," the Orioles interim manager said. "We haven't been able to score runs for him, but he's been able to take us deep into games, with us not playing well behind him, with us...