We know Jon Lester won’t shutout the Orioles tonight. He still may beat them.
Brian Roberts led off the bottom of the first and ripped a double (his 53rd) in the gap in left center and scored on a Matt Wieters RBI single to center. In the second, Ty Wigginton homered off Lester for a 2-2 tie.
In that first frame, the O’s snapped Lester’s current scoreless innings streak at 17.
With two runs tonight vs. the lefty, they match their total of all year vs. Lester. In his first three starts this year vs. Baltimore, Lester went 3-0, 0.84 and had allowed 2ER over 21 1/3.
He gave up just three extra-base hits in three games to the O’s, who have two off him tonight.
Maybe tonight will be the time when they finally beat Jon Lester.
UPDATE - Melvin Mora leads off the fourth with a solo homer for a 3-2 O’s lead. It’s his 8th homer and now they do have three extra-base hits off Lester tonight.