Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-6

BALTIMORE — By the time the baseball dropped into the seats, just beyond the grasp of Felix Pie, it seemed the atmosphere in the ballpark had changed.

There were cheers, all over the park, cheers as the suddenly-playing-for-their-season Red Sox moved into a sizable lead in the seventh inning. So much for the Orioles, playing their best ball of the season under Buck Showalter. This was a last chance for the Sox.

And even though it seemed dire early, as the Orioles scored...

BALTIMORE — Josh Beckett knows that while he can’t quite make amends for a season cut short by injuries, he can make something happen in his last four or five starts. Perhaps that might take some of the sting out of a season that he calls “pretty frustrating.’’

“I think you go through different things, different years, different times of the year,’’ Beckett said. “I know last year in August I was atrocious. You’ve got to keep going, keep grinding things out, get your wo...

BALTIMORE—Jon Lester felt uncomfortable on the mound, struggled with his control and put the Boston Red Sox in a deep hole after only two innings of work.

And still the left-hander delivered another victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre homered in a six-run seventh inning, and Boston won 9-6 on Wednesday night to improve Lester's lifetime record against Baltimore to a stunning 13-0.

J.D. Drew also homered for the Red Sox, who trailed ...