Orioles - 000 001 314 - 9 13 0Marco Scutaro dropped an easy popup that should have been the final out of the sixth inning. Instead, the ball fell and Baltimore got an unearned run off Buchholz (6-4-1-3-5, 112) to tie the game.
Red Sox - 010 000 000 - 1 8 2
The Orioles scored three quick runs against Scott Atchison in the seventh when Ty Wigginton's home run sailed just fair past the Pesky Pole. The game was pretty much out of reach at that point at 4-1 -- but Baltimore felt like having more fun, so they tacked on another four runs off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth.
The Yankees beat the Rays 8-3, so New York leads the East by 2.5 games. Boston remains 6.5 GB Tampa Bay in the WC with 11 to play.
Brad Bergesen / Clay Buchholz
Also at 7 PM: Rays/YankeesScutaro, 2B
1958 - The Red Sox complete a three-game sweep of the Senators, 2-0, 2-0, 2-0, at Fenway Park. In today's game, after being called out on strikes with two men on to end the third inning, Ted Williams throws his bat away. It sails into the stands and hits Gladys Heffernan, the 69-year-old housekeeper of Red Sox GM Joe Cronin, in the head. She is not badly hurt, but Williams is loudly booed in his next at-bat. This incident comes less than two months after Williams incurred his second spitting-related fine in less than two years.
1975 - The Red Sox beat the Tigers 6-5, but rookie Jim Rice suffers a broken wrist when he is hit by a Vern Ruhle pitch in the second inning. He will miss the rest of the season, the ALCS, and the World Series.