Koji Uehara replaced Michael Gonzalez with one out in the eighth inning and retired the next two batters, fielding a bouncer to the mound and getting the force at second base, and inducing a fly ball to right-center field.
Nothing to it.
Nobody is warming in the bullpen. Uehara is coming back out for the ninth after throwing eight pitches.
No way you take him out. And it made sense to go with your hottest reliever with a runner on first base in the eighth.
The baton is being passed, but it should stay in Koji’s hand.
Instant update: Luke Scott just set his career high with his 26th home run.
Orioles 4, Red Sox 2.
Update II: Felix Pie broke an 0-for-15 slump with a two-out homer.
Orioles 5, Red Sox 2.
Not the best of nights for Red Sox lefty Felix Doubront.
Chris Tillman threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings tonight for Triple-A Norfolk, and Dennis Sarfate struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save.
Double-A Bowie’s Joel Guzman is 3-for-4 with a double and his 31st home run.