Orioles miss big chance in 9th, lose to Boston 2-1
BOSTON (AP) - Cody Ross doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning,
Andrew Bailey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox
ended Baltimore's six-game winning streak, beating the Orioles 2-1 Sunday.
The Orioles began the day one game behind the first-place New York Yankees
in the AL East and two games ahead of Oakland for the top wild-card spot in the
Boston stopped its four-game losing streak after Dustin Pedroia led off the
eighth with a double against Luis Ayala (5-5) and Ross followed with his
A double by Jim Thome helped Baltimore load the bases with one out in the
ninth. But Bailey got Manny Machado on a forceout at home and struck out pinch-hitter
Ryan Flaherty to finish it.