Red Sox 1, Orioles 2, End 3: Sox Start The Scoring, But J.J. Hardy Gives Orioles The Upper Hand

The Red Sox and Orioles both scored in the third inning, but it was one big swing from shortstop J.J. Hardy that gave Baltimore the upper hand.

First up came the Red Sox, who saw the first three batters in Aviles, Ellsbury, and Pedroia all reach base, with Pedroia’s single up the middle putting the first run of the game on the board. Unfortunately, the first-and-second with zero outs situation would provide not a single run more. David Ortiz grounded into a double play to bring the Sox down to one last out, and after an intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez and a long battle against Ryan Lavarnway, Alfredo Simon got the Red Sox’ young catcher swinging at an outside breaking ball for the third out.

That’s a pitch that Lavarnway is going to have to learn to lay off as the years go by, but for now, the Sox just don’t have the time to spare.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.