Too many runners left on base before Orioles left Boston

The Orioles can’t be accused of becoming monotonous. Not when they managed to find a unique way to lose yesterday while closing out the Boston portion of their three-city road trip. It wasn’t a wasted quality start or the typical offense malaise where baserunners are scarce and the opposing pitcher settles into cruise control. It wasn’t a late defensive miscue, whether a botched grounder or ... read more

Hess falters in fifth and Orioles strand 14 in 5-0 loss (with quotes)

BOSTON - The Red Sox lineup can take a promising start and destroy it as if hooked to explosives. It can bring down a veteran pitcher or a prospect making his second major league start. And it won’t be gentle. David Hess needed only seven pitches this afternoon to cruise through the fourth inning and keep the Orioles within a run, but it all came ... read more

Showalter on Davis’ exclusion from lineup (O’s down 5-0)

BOSTON - The Orioles are closing out the Boston portion of their three-city road trip today without Chris Davis in the lineup. Davis’ average is down to .166 with a .241 on-base percentage and .272 slugging percentage. He’s gone 2-for-24 with 12 strikeouts in his last six games. The Red Sox are starting Eduardo Rodriguez, making it an easier call for manager Buck Showalter to ... read more

Orioles and Red Sox lineups

BOSTON - Left-hander Donnie Hart isn’t listed on the Orioles lineup card today and has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for starter David Hess. First baseman Chris Davis, on pace for a record 231 strikeouts this season, is on the bench against Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Trey Mancini is playing first base. Craig Gentry is in left field. The Orioles have ... read more

Does Davis get a day off as strikeout total climbs?

BOSTON - The Orioles will face their third left-hander in four games this afternoon with the Red Sox starting Eduardo Rodriguez in the series finale. Manager Buck Showalter must decide whether to keep Chris Davis in the lineup or start Trey Mancini or Mark Trumbo at first base. Davis struck out four times last night to run his streak to six going back to Friday ... read more

Orioles’ road woes return in 6-3 loss (updated)

BOSTON - The reprieve from road losses was a brief one. Dylan Bundy served up three home runs tonight within the first five innings and the Orioles lost to the Red Sox 6-3 at Fenway Park for their fourth defeat in the last six games. The Orioles are 14-31 overall and 4-18 on the road. They haven’t won back-to-back games away from Camden Yards since ... read more

Schoop on his Orioles record (and other notes, O’s down 6-3)

BOSTON - The tarp came off the Fenway Park field tonight with about 40 minutes to go before the first pitch. The Red Sox say the game will start at 7:10 p.m. as scheduled. The window to play is here. Jonathan Schoop said he was made aware of his pursuit of Brian Roberts’ club record for home runs by a second baseman, but not until ... read more

Orioles and Red Sox lineups

BOSTON - A light rain continues to fall today at Fenway Park as the Orioles and Red Sox prepare for the third game of their series. Mark Trumbo is in right field and Pedro Álvarez is the designated hitter. Jace Peterson is at third base and Chance Sisco is catching. Dylan Bundy is making his second start at Fenway Park this season. He allowed one ... read more