April 11, 2013

G9: Orioles 3, Red Sox 2

Orioles - 010 010 100 - 3  9  0
Red Sox - 002 000 000 - 2  8  0
Adam Jones drove in the game-tying run with a fifth-inning single and then gave Baltimore its margin of victory with an RBI double off Koji Uehara in the seventh. The loss dropped the Red Sox's record to 5-4.

Chris Davis put the Orioles on the board by smacking a 3-0 pitch to right-center for a home run off Aceves (5-6-2-3-4, 79) in the second. Boston took a 2-1 lead in the third. Stephen Drew drew a leadoff walk and, with two outs, Shane Victorino, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Napoli all singled.

In the fifth, Manny Machado - who reached base five times on two singles, a double, a walk, and a fielder's choice - scored on Jones's single to center.

Boston had a good chance to break the 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth. Napoli and Daniel Nava both singled, but Brian Matusz came out of the Orioles' pen with one out and struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Drew to end the inning.

Baltimore took the lead against the Red Sox's pen in the seventh. Clayton Mortensen got the first two outs, but Machado lined a single to left field. Andrew Miller came in and walked Nick Markakis, his only batter. Uehara followed, and Jones lined his first pitch into the left field corner for a run-scoring double. After Davis was walked intentionally, Uehara got Wieters to fly to left.

Boston made very little noise over the final three innings. Victorino singled with two outs in the seventh, but Pedroia grounded into a fielder's choice. In the ninth, Drew singled with one out, but Jonny Gomes fanned and Jacoby Ellsbury lined out to left.

Alex Wilson (#63) made his major league debut, pitching the top of the ninth. He walked Machado, but got Markakis to ground into a 6-4-3 double play. Then he struck out Jones on three pitches.
Chris Tillman / Alfredo Aceves
Ellsbury, CF
Victorino, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Middlebrooks, 3B
Nava, DH
Saltalamacchia, C
Drew, SS
Bradley, LF

1 comment:

allan said...

David Ortiz begins a rehab stint with Pawtucket tonight.