O’s Stun Red Sox At Camden Yards
Many Red Sox fans were hoping that Tuesday night’s came would not be called off due to rain. Well with a 10-1 lead going into a lengthy rain delay, you would’ve been crazy to have thought otherwise, but now Sox fans may be wishing that Mother Nature held on with her finest for the remainder of the evening.
The Baltimore Orioles rallied with five runs in the seventh and eighth to cap off a miraculous comeback and stun Terry Francona and the Boston Red Sox. John Smoltz started the game but was pulled after a lengthy rain delay. Smoltz went four innings allowing one run on three hits but was followed by Justin Masterson who allowed five runs in two innings of work. It didn’t get much better for the Red Sox bullpen as Hideki Okajimi allowed four runs in the seventh and Takashi Saito allowed one run in the eighth to take the loss for Boston.
The local nine came out of the gates firing on all cylinders with two runs in each of the first two innings capped off by a five run fourth. But the Sox bats cooled down after the rain and the O’s heated up to complete the largest comeback in Baltimore history.
Boston will look to bounce back on Wednesday, the first day of July, and take the series from Baltimore. Josh Beckett takes the mound for Boston as the Sox ace looks to keep up the winning in July as the Sox went 18-8 in the month of June.