David Hernandez took a shutout into the sixth inning, but he kept walking the leadoff hitter, which is a recipe for failure.
A leadoff walk and two straight hits tied the game and brought left-hander Mark Hendrickson into the game to face two lefties. David Ortiz grounds a run-scoring single into right-center field and J.D. Drew lifts a sacrifice fly.
Boston 3, Orioles 1.
Hernandez is charged with three runs and four hits in five-plus innings, and another reliever is scuffling.
The Orioles have scored four runs for Hernandez in four starts. They had chances to build on a 1-0 lead - Adam Jones reached third base with one out in the sixth - but why change their season-long pattern?
Update: It’s so bad, even Jason Berken has given up an RBI double.
At Triple-A Norfolk, Brad Bergesen gave up a solo homer to Robert Hudson in the fifth inning. He’s allowed five hits and thrown 38 of 53 pitches for strikes.