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Red Sox Vs. Orioles: Jacoby Ellsbury's Homer Has Sox Up 1-0 After Three

The Red Sox lead the Orioles 1-0 after Jacoby Ellsbury's third inning homer--his fourteenth of the year.

It's been an odd sort of no-hitter so far for Andrew Miller. While the Orioles lack a base knock to this point, they haven't lacked for baserunners. Miller has been as wild as ever, walking five men in three frames, and even loading the bases in the second inning with just one out. A big double play kept the Sox from taking any damage, but it's not been a good sign for the Andrew Miller experiment, or the player-in-question's job security.

He does, however, have a strikeout for the first time in more than nine innings of work.

The Sox have seen some good signs in the early going offensively. While Arrieta's slider has done the job of keeping the lineup in check, Adrian Gonzalez has two hits after an extended slump to start the second half, and of course there's Ellsbury's bomb. Carl Crawford also picked up a base hit in his first at bat, and quickly stole second base.

Boston will likely need to keep scoring to stay ahead of the Orioles--this doesn't seem like a shutout sort of a day for Miller, whose pitch count is rising rapidly.