Fighting back (w/Okajima stat added)

If I had more time, I’d check the Red Sox blogs to find out whether fans are ripping manager Terry Francona for allowing Hideki Okajima to pitch to Miguel Tejada in the seventh inning.

Before today, Okajima was 0-3 with a 5.84 ERA and four blown saves lifetime against the Orioles. He allowed 25 hits in 24 2/3 innings. They’ve always had his number, for whatever reason.

Tejada figured out how to avoid being robbed again by third baseman Adrian Beltre: Launch the ball over his head for a game-tying two-run homer.

Your new leadoff hitter, Nolan Reimold, is 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Didn’t Lou Montanez collect two hits in his first game atop the order?

Maybe the Orioles should choose a different player every night.

Anyone notice how Victor Martinez grounded to the right side to advance Dustin Pedroia to third base as the go-ahead run? Smart, unselfish baseball.

Nice job by Alberto Castillo to strike out David Ortiz and strand Pedroia at third.

At Triple-A Norfolk, Brad Bergesen has allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings, with no walks and four strikeouts. He’s thrown 81 pitches, 56 for strikes.

The sink must be back. He’s recorded 14 ground ball outs and two fly balls.

Josh Bell and Robert Andino have hit two-run homers for the Tides.

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