Through five innings, it looked like the Red Sox were going to dominate the Orioles in front of 22 thousand fans at Camden Yards. But, for the second time in two nights, the O's rallied and scored five times in the sixth inning, beating Boston 5-3 on Wednesday night.
J.J. Hardy's single in the sixth broke up the no-hitter, and the O's piled it on from there, scoring five runs on five hits, a walk and a throwing error. Matt Wieters ground-rule double put the Birds ahead for good, followed by a two-run double from Mark Reynolds. Reynolds now has six RBIs in the past two games...
Miguel Gonzalez continued to impress, allowing just two runs on six hits and a walk over six solid innings, striking out two. Gonzalez (5-2) mentioned after the game that he brought a little extra motivation facing his former team...the Sox released him before the season started.
The 'pen was lights out yet again, with Jim Johnson collecting his 35th save of the year after a 1-2-3 ninth. The Orioles (64-53) have a chance to sweep the Sox and go 8-2 on the homestand with a win tonight. The Birds are now in sole possession of the first Wild Card spot in the AL. Chris Tillman takes the mound tonight...Let's Go O's!