Red Sox fall 8-6 to Orioles, look to Beckett to take down AL East leaders

Elise Amendola/Assoiated Press

After Bard’s last outing, he was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Meanwhile Darnell McDonald is back and so is Pedroia with his brace.The Red Sox unfortunately lost last night’s game in extra innings after an amazing game-tying home run from Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the bottom of the 9th. The Red Sox eventually fell 8-6 to the AL East leaders the Baltimore Orioles. Aceves received the loss after giving up two runs in the top of the 10th inning. Lester was alright allowing four runs over six innings and striking out five.

Baltimore got to Lester first and scored two runs in the top of the 3rd on back-to-back singles by Adam Jones and Matt Wieters. Boston finally got on board after a sacrifice bunt by Podsednik which scored Nava. Afterwards, Pedroia hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Aviles and tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the 5th. But unfortunately Steve Pearce kept the Orioles on top with his sacrifice fly which scored Wieters to make it 3-2 Orioles.

Then Aviles tied it up in the bottom of the 6th on his single and Podsednik gave the Red Sox the lead with his sacrifice fly that scored Nava. Lester gave up a single in the top of the 7th to Endy Chavez to then be replaced by Scott Atchinson, who proceeded to give the Orioles the lead. Atchinson gave up two back-to-back singles which scored one run. He then threw a wild pitched and walked Matt Wieters intentionally. Albers also gave up back-to-back singles to Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce before getting the last out of the inning. The Orioles led the game 6-4.

With David Ortiz on base and two outs, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit the seventh pitch by Jim Johnson and miraculously tied the game with his two-run home run and brought the Red Sox back in the game.

Well then Aceves blew it. But it was looking like an amazing comeback win last night.

The Red Sox take on the Orioles again tonight at 7.10pm on NESN from Fenway Park with Josh Beckett (4-5, 4.26 ERA) and Wei-Yin Chen (4-2, 3.75 ERA) on the mound.

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