The Red Sox put together a 5-1 win with just one strong inning. Through the first five innings, both pitchers had great games, and Bud Norris had a perfect game through the 3rd. They gave up their hits and walks, but nobody scored. In the 6th, the Orioles struck and scored their only run of the game. Ramirez went down to an injury, and Holt took over left field, while Napoli took first base for the remainder of the game. Chris Parmeelee doubled and Chris Davis singled him in. 1-0 Orioles. The Red Sox were losing again. But not for long. They had a huge 5-run rally in the bottom of the inning.
De Aza reached on an error by Chris Davis. De Aza went to second on a passed ball by Caleb Joseph. Then Sandy Leon sacrificed, De Aza went to third, and Leon reached on another error by Bud Norris. Betts sinngled to tie the game 1-1 and make it 1st and 2nd with no outs. Then Dustin Pedroia gota base hit to score both Leon and Betts, but he hurt is right foot by putting too much pressure on it when running the step before touching the bag. So Travis Shaw stepped in to run for Pedroia. Then David Ortiz hit a 2 run home run and it was 5-1 Red Sox. That’s when Norris left the game. But sadly, Brian Matusz held the Red Sox off to end the inning.
Holt moved to second, and Shaw, like he’s the new Brock Holt, went to LEFT FIELD!!!! Could SHAW be the next all position utility? Buchholz came out after 7 well worth innings, having a great 1 earned run game. It was a pitcher’s duel again to end the game, and Koji closed and got the save in a 1-2-3 ninth, and the Red Sox had won. Be on the lookout for my post on today’s 1:30 game later today. Eddie Rodriguez will start for the Sox, and Miguel Gonzalez for the O’s. I’m sure the Red Sox have their edge secured here, as Gonzalez would stink if you compare him to E-Rod. Make sure to watch the game today, as it’s sure to be a fun one for the Sox.