The Orioles finally said enough and took it out on Justin Masterson and the rest of the bullpen tonight. John Smoltz pitched 4 innings, allowing 3 H's, 1 BB, 1 ER, while striking out 2, all on 52 pitches, 34 of them strikes. He was staked to a 9 run lead by the work of Lugo, Pedroia, Youkilis, Ellsbury, Ortiz, and Bailey, all of whom had at least 2 hits. Smoltz did not return to pitch after a 71 minute rain delay. Enter Justin Masterson, exit wheels. Masterson allowed 5 straight hits, 5 ER's. Exit Masterson, enter Delcarmen, who allowed 1 of Masterson's runners in before registering 2 outs. Exit Delcarmen, enter Okajima. His line is ugly: 0.1 IP, 5 H's, 4 ER's. Exit Okajima, enter Saito. More ugly: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER. Exit Saito, enter Papelbon. Sigh. We're still in the 8th inning. The O's scored 5 in the 7th, and 5 in the 8th. Pap gets BS #2.
Sox lose 11-10 Box Score