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Saturday, May 5, 2012

O's Topple BoSox In 13

The magic continues...

The O's took down the Red Sox 6-4 in 13 innings on Friday night at Fenway Park.

In a battle of the bullpens, the Birds came out on top, as five relievers combined for eight shut-out innings. Starter Wei-Yin Chen was charged with four runs (three earned) in five innings before yielding to the 'pen. Matt Lindstrom, Pedro Strop, Luis Ayala, Troy Patton and Jim Johnson then held Boston's potent offense to just three hits over the final frames. Patton (1-0) picked up the win while Johnson notched his eighth save in as many attempts.

Mark Reynolds went deep for the first time this season, putting the Birds on the board with a solo shot in the third. Reynolds led-off the seventh with a double and later scored, and knocked in the sixth and final run in the 13th with a sac fly. It would be nice if his bat heated up; he committed yet another error at third base in the first inning, one of three O's errors that could have put them out of the game early...

But the Birds battled back all night, coming back from deficits of 1-0, 3-1, and 4-3 before taking the lead for good with two runs in the 13th. Chris Davis' RBI single proved to be the game-winner.

The O's (17-9) remain in second place in the division and have now won three straight. Jason Hammel takes the mound on Saturday afternoon as the Birds look to take the series.


  1. I think it was funny that MASN announced the signing of Tejada, Reynolds comes up to bat and knocks one over the monster. I don't understand the signing of Tejada. I read that Roberts was starting a rehab assignment. Once you bring Roberts back up, I'd move Andino to 3rd. What do you do with him with Roberts and Tejada?

    1. I have no clue what they want with a 37-year-old Tejada. We tried that a few years ago. His defense is better than Reynolds' but once Mark heats up he can mash 40 homers easy. Tejada can't. And Flaherty has shown he can handle the position as well. So what are we doing? I have no idea, anonymous.

  2. Only thing i can figure is they wanted to light a fire under Renyolds which appeared to work