After winning their second series since the All Star break, the Orioles dropped a big game to the Boston Red Sox.
The birds gave up just one earned run over their previous 17 innings of work. That changed tonight.
Boston scored eight runs in the first three innings and got their first hit that wasn’t a homerun in the fifth inning. That’s right, eight runs came on five homers at Fenway. The starting pitcher, David Hernandez gave up four of them in his 2.2 innings pitched. Hernandez gave up six earned runs on just four hits.
After getting no hit by Clay Buchholz in 2007, the Orioles have won three straight on the young right hander. Tonight, he had a perfect game through 3.1 innings and a no hitter through 3.2. Buchholz held the O’s to just three hits and got the win with his seven inning shut out.
The birds got shutout, gave up six homers, used seven pitchers, and were defeated 10-0 in their 82nd loss of the season. They play the Red Sox in game two of the short series tomorrow at 7.