April 25, 2015

G18: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

Red Sox - 020 000 001 1 - 4  8  0
Orioles - 200 010 000 2 - 5 11  1
After right fielder Allen Craig had played Adam Jones's leadoff single in the 10th inning into a triple - and Jones had scored on a sac fly - David Lough homered to right-center off Koji Uehara to beat the Red Sox, who had taken a one-run lead in the top half of the inning on a home run by Xander Bogaerts.

After Baltimore scored twice in the first inning off Justin Masterson (7-7-3-1-3, 90), Mike Napoli (3-for-4) hit a high fly off the right field foul pole for a two-run dong in the second. Jimmy Paredes gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead with a solo shot in the fifth.

Red Sox 9th: Dustin Pedroia leads off with a walk off pitcher Zach Britton, immediately putting the potential tying run on base. David Ortiz strikes out. Hanley Ramirez grounds the ball up the middle. Second baseman Rey Navarro grabs it behind the bag and tries to flip it to shortstop Everth Cabrera for a force play, but he tosses it wide of the bag. Runners at 1st and 2nd. Mike Napoli chops a ball over the mound. Britton leaps for it and the ball tips off his glove, and then dies in the grass. Cabrera has no play - and the bases are loaded. Pablo Sandoval, batting righty, hits into what looks like a game-ending double play. Third baseman Manny Machado fields the ball, steps on third for the second out - but then throws wildly to first! Pedroia scores, tying the game at 3-3. Boston has runners at 2nd and 3rd. Allen Craig (.154) strikes out.

Orioles 9th: Matt Barnes is in for his second inning, in relief of Masterson. Cabrera grounds out to Pedroia on the first pitch, FY diving to his left, then shovelling the loose ball to first. Alejandro de Aza grounds out first-to-pitcher. Paredes - 4-for-4 so far - fouls out to Ramirez in left.

Red Sox 10th: Brad Brach pitching for Baltimore. His first pitch to Bogaerts is clubbed to left for a home run! Ryan Hanigan singles to right and Mookie Betts bunts him over to second. Pedroia walks. Lefty Brian Matusz comes in to deal with Ortiz, who grounds the ball to Cabrera, on the right side of the second base bag. He grabs the ball, tags Pedroia with it, then flips it to first for a double play.

Orioles 10th: Koji Uehara pitching. Jones hits a little flare out into short right-center. Craig comes in and dives for it, but the ball skips past him. Betts runs it down, and Jones slides into third with a triple. Chris Davis lifts a routine fly to Ramirez in left and Jones scores the tying run. Lough then homers to right-center to win the game.
Justin Masterson / Wei-Yin Chen
Betts, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Napoli, 1B
Sandoval, 3B
Craig, RF
Bogaerts, SS
Hanigan, C
The Red Sox placed Shane Victorino on the disabled list this afternoon with a sore right hamstring and recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Pawtucket.


Patrick said...

I thought JBJ would get the call with Shane going down, but I guess they still have 5 competent outfielders on the roster. Kind of crazy to think of.

allan said...

Elias: "Lough is the second player in Orioles franchise history to hit a walkoff homer after entering the game as a pinch runner. Joe Grace was the first, in a St. Louis Browns victory over the Tigers at Sportsman's Park on April 26, 1946."