Orioles 1, Red Sox 0.
Kelly won eight consecutive starts before a no-decision on Tuesday.
The Orioles remained six games behind Texas in the chase for the second AL wild-card spot.
Even though the season is coming to an end, oddly the Red Sox and Orioles and still not ouf of contention.
Orioles right-hander Jason Garcia blanked Boston in the sixth, his ninth scoreless appearance in his last 11 games…. Tonight, we have been lucky to get one.
“He could pitch if we asked him to”, said Lovullo.
“We’ve said we need to go out there and win ’em all“, shortstop J.J. The 25-year-old South Carolina native permitted seven runs in nine frames over two starts since returning from the disabled list (calf). It was downright ugly – pre-2011 ugly.
Baltimore did not advance a runner beyond first base until the fifth inning and never came close to scoring against Owens.
His only mistake came in the first inning when he allowed a leadoff single and a walk. “I’ve had a couple of outings where I’ve learned some lessons, and I’m just trying to roll on each outing and learn as much as I possibly can”. They bring that runs allowed average up to 5.4 against division foes. It marked the first time in major league history – except the strike-split 1981 season – that a manager was sacked in August or later with his team in playoff position.
Bob Watson of the Red Sox became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues as he led Boston to a 10-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Wright was chased in the fourth after giving up a single and double to lead off the inning.
Ranking 14th in home runs, Boston has hit 142 this season.
RHP Miguel Gonzalez (right shoulder tendinitis) began throwing on flat ground Monday with no ill effects. He had a fairly crisp first inning and after that the command of the baseball deserted him. However, offseason adjustments and a lot of hard work have resulted in his recent run of explosiveness.
It feels like a different season now, as anybody who continues to watch the games can attest to. Boston answered, plating three runs off O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez in his fifth – and final – frame, including Pablo Sandoval’s ball off the left-field wall.
Palmer and play-by-play man Gary Thorne repeatedly mentioned that the O’s front office and coaching staff want to get a look at some of the more unknown commodities on the roster. And you know the remainder of the year just wanted to make sure that on off their plan and and and do my thing.
Henry Owens took the mound for the Red Sox, while Mike Wright did it for the Orioles.
Entering the evening with a 5.25 ERA in seven big league starts, the highly regarded 23-year-old faced the minimum nine batters through three innings, allowing one hit and then immediately picking up a double play.
It was Eickhoff who continued the young Phillies pitching staff’s “There Is No Future” Tour through Boston, contributing six earned runs over four innings in another difficult-to-watch start for a new youngling. “We just had to move forward from there”. That error let Machado score from third. Layne gave up a single and then was pulled in favor of Jean Machi.