Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0 Orioles - 100 020 10x - 4 8 0Boston's offense was non-existent once again, as Bud Norris (8-3-0-3-6, 98) effortlessly kept the lifeless bats in check. Baltimore hit three home runs off Jake Peavy (7-8-4-1-7, 94). The game was completed in a crisp 2:21.
Brock Holt began the game with an opposite-field single to left. But he was thrown out trying to steal second, and Norris set down the next 13 Red Sox batters, seemingly without breaking a sweat.
Daniel Nava snapped the string of futility by doubling to right with two outs in the fifth. Norris issued two walks in the sixth, but Boston could not capitalize. David Ross doubled in the eighth and moved to third on a groundout (the Red Sox's only runner to advance past second), but Xander Bogaerts struck out, ending the inning.
Adam Jones (3-for-4) hit a solo home run in the first, Nick Markakis (2-for-4) blasted a two-run shot in the fifth, and Ryan Flaherty (2-for-3, 2 runs scored) went deep in the seventh.
Holt, LFWith 100 games remaining, what do the Red Sox need to do? A lot.