After scoring 10 runs on 24 hits in the first two games of this series, Boston produced 18 runs on 23 hits on Sunday. They ended the series with 28 runs on 47 hits.
Boston’s 18 runs and 23 hits are season highs. The O’s staff actually allowed more runs once this year when Texas scored 19 vs. the O’s on April 15th. The O’s 23 hits allowed was a season-worst.
In the first four innings of this game, Boston went 16 for 27 at bat.
O’s starters worked to an ERA of 10.22 in this series, giving up 14ER on 23 hits over 12 1/3 innings.
After allowing 18 earned runs today, the O’s team ERA jumped from 4.88 to 5.01. The O’s team ERA was 9.33 in the three-game series.
The Orioles 23 hits allowed ties for their 4th-most ever in one game and most since allowing a franchise-record 29 in a 30-3 loss to Texas on August 22, 2007.
The Red Sox scored in seven of their nine at bats today. They had eight players with multi-hit games and eight different players drove in runs. Boston was 11 for 23 at bat with runners in scoring position. The O’s went 6 for 11 with RISP.
Kevin Youkilis, who had three hits and two RBI, went 10 for 12 in the weekend series with two homers, five RBI and five runs.
The O’s fell to a season-worst 16 games under .500 at 44-60.
Matt Wieters entered today’s game in the 5th inning after Gregg Zaun had been ejected. Wieters went on to go 0 for 3 as his nine-game hitting streak ended.
Adam Jones went 3 for 4 today with a double, homer and 3 RBI. On the seven-game homestand, Jones was 10 for 28 with four homers and 10 RBI. Jones hit his 18th homer of the year today, he had nine all of last year.
Brian Roberts went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. He is now 10 for 26 during a six-game batting streak. Roberts double in the 7th was his 299th career two-base hit.
The O’s fall to 2-11 on the year vs. Boston, including a 1-5 mark at home. They have lost nine straight series to the Sox and have lost 18 of the last 21 with Boston.