For the Orioles, the first inning last night was nothing short of ugly. Garrett Olson, who has looked nothing but a pitcher that belongs in the major leagues got roughed up badly by the Red Sox offense, especially at the hands of Jason Varitek who hit a three run homer that made the difference.
Baltimore lost 6-3 last night, and are now back at .500 with a record of 32-32. The good news is that Luke Scott homered, his 10th of the season; however, it looks like rotund Bartolo Colon is back as he stifled the Orioles for six innings. It looked like Baltimore might surge and start yet another comeback in the ninth inning, but Terry Francona brought in Jonathan Papelbon, and the game ended just as suddenly.