We knew the Red Sox were going to be tough, and I figured that the Orioles would show some fight; however, it was anything but the case. After their slugfest on Saturday, Baltimore has not put up might of a fight against Boston offensively, and they lost again up at Fenway, 12-1. Justin Masterson won for Boston, and the Orioles only managed five hits on the day and when you see players in the lineup -- Cesar Izturis, Gregg Zaun, Ryan Freel along with Felix Pie (both who I will get to in a minute) -- batting below the Mendoza line, the results are not going to be good.
It was painful to hear clips and bits on the radio as Mark Henderickson pitched ok -- he went five inning and allowed three runs -- however, Dennis Sarfate and Radhames Liz got lut up for nine runs in only 1 1/3 innings, therefore, waisting a solid effort by Hendrickson and making what was a competitive game into a laugher.
Dustin Pedroia led the way for Boston with four hits and three runs driven in, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz and Mike Lowell drove in two, and Jason Varitek hit a long home run off Hendrickson in the third inning. Baltimore's only runs came in the first inning as Izturis plated Robert Andino with a single.