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Red Sox Vs. Orioles: Boston Takes 7-6 Lead Into Seventh As Ejections Mount

The Red Sox have taken a 7-6 lead over the Baltimore Orioles after six innings.

After each team collected six runs in the first two innings, the scoring has slowed down quite a bit. The Sox did manage to grab a lead in the fourth inning, however, loading the bases with one out for David Ortiz. After working the count to 2-1, Papi fouled off three straight offerings from Jeremy Guthrie, and then took the seventh and eighth pitches of the at bat to earn the RBI walk.

The Red Sox could not get any more in the inning, however, leaving the game tight. Meanwhile, ejections started flying. After warnings had been handed out earlier in the game, Kyle Weiland and Terry Francona found themselves tossed in the top of the fifth when Weiland hit Vladimir Guerrero with a 91 MPH fastball. One inning later, and it was Michael Gonzalez and Buck Showalter getting thrown out for throwing behind David Ortiz.

When Weiland left, Alfredo Aceves was tasked with a difficult situation with runners on first and third and nobody out in a one-run game. Aceves responded with flying colors, striking out Matt Wieters and Derek Lee before getting Blake Davis out to end the threat. He added a 1-2-3 sixth to send the Sox into the seventh on top.