American League Game Summary - Boston at Baltimore|
(Friday, June 14th)
Final Score: Baltimore 2, Boston 0
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Chris Tillman and three Orioles relievers
combined on a three-hit shutout of the Boston Red Sox, while Chris Davis
tacked on another home run to his league-leading total in Baltimore's 2-0
victory over its AL East rival.
Tillman (7-2) scattered three hits and four walks over six-plus inning to win
his fourth straight decision, while Darren O'Day, Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson
each worked an inning of relief to finish off the whitewash.
Davis hit a solo shot and Adam Jones legged out an infield single to knock in
the other run for the Orioles, who have taken the first two meetings of this
four-game set and have won five of their last six games overall.
The Red Sox lost back-to-back games for the first time this month as they went
1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and had just one extra-base hit.
Ryan Dempster (4-7) allowed two runs on five hits and five walks in 7 2/3
innings of work to take the loss.
Davis sent Dempster's up-and-away fastball over the left-field wall to open
the second inning, pushing his total to 22 home runs on the year.
"He makes this ballpark awful small," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of
With two outs and runners on the corners in the third, Jones hit a tapper down
the third-base line and beat out Will Middlebrooks' throw to first, allowing
Nate McLouth to score for a 2-0 Orioles lead.
Tillman retired Middlebrooks and David Ross to strand two in the fourth and
set down the side in order in the fifth and sixth innings.
He was pulled after surrendering a double to Jose Iglesias in the seventh, and
O'Day retired the next three hitters to keep the Red Sox off the board.
After Hunter tossed a 1-2-3 eighth, Johnson erased a hit batsman by inducing a
game-ending double-play ball off the bat of Iglesias to lock up his 24th save
of the season.
"Our bullpen is solid. Our starters have all the confidence in the world in
those guys," Tillman said.
The Orioles wore "digi-camo" jerseys and hats in honor of flag day and the
United States Army's birthday ... Manny Machado had three of Baltimore's five
hits, including a pair of doubles, and is riding a 12-game hitting streak ...
Iglesias has hit safely in a 15 straight games and is batting .451 on the year
... Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had reached base safely in 22
straight games but went 0-for-4 to end the streak ... The Orioles have only
lost one of their last 10 series against the Red Sox ... Baltimore is 4-1
against Boston this season.
06/15 00:03:10 ET