American League Game Summary - Boston at Baltimore|
(Tuesday, August 14th)
Final Score: Baltimore 7, Boston 1
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds hit a pair of homers, Wei-Yin
Chen was solid over six-plus innings on the mound and the Baltimore Orioles
took down the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series.
Omar Quintanilla hit a solo homer for the Orioles, who have won eight of their
last 10 games. Matt Wieters and Chris Davis added an RBI apiece.
Chen (11-7) gave up one run on nine hits while striking out four.
Carl Crawford knocked in the lone run for the Red Sox, who have lost five of
Josh Beckett (5-10) struggled on the mound again, allowing six runs on six
hits over 5 1/3 innings. He has just one win over his last 12 starts.
Holding a 2-1 lead, the Orioles exploded for five runs in the sixth to gain
some breathing room. J.J. Hardy singled and Adam Jones walked before a wild
pitch moved the runners up a base. Wieters followed with an RBI infield single
that bounced over Beckett's head and Davis knocked in a run with a single up
the middle, chasing Beckett from the game. Mark Melancon came in from the
bullpen and gave up a three-run homer to Reynolds, making it a 7-1 contest.
"Hopefully tonight will be kind of a springboard for me," Reynolds said.
Boston had a chance to get back in the game in the seventh by loading the
bases with one out. But Darren O'Day struck out Cody Ross and Ryan Lavarnway
to end the threat.
J.C. Romero, acquired from the Cleveland Indians on Monday, tossed a scoreless
eighth and Matt Lindstrom pitched a perfect ninth to secure the victory.
Quintanilla's homer in the third gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead.
"He's hitting ninth, but leading off that inning. I'm thinking he's taking, so
I was trying to lay one in there," Beckett said. "He kind of ambushed me."
But the Red Sox got the run back in the fourth after Ross hit a ground-rule
doubled and raced home on Crawford's single.
Reynolds' solo homer in the fifth gave Baltimore a 2-1 edge.
The Orioles are 7-3 against the Red Sox this season ... It was the 15th career
multi-homer game for Reynolds ... Beckett has lost his last four starts to the
O's and is 7-7 lifetime against them in 20 starts ... Orioles third baseman
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 after recording at least one extra-base hit in each
of his first four major league games ... The Red Sox activated pitcher Andrew
Bailey from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday ... The Orioles selected the
contract of Romero from Triple-A Norfolk, designated pitcher Miguel Socolovich
for assignment, recalled pitcher Steve Johnson from Norfolk and placed pitcher
Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list.
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