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  • Apr
    21

    Defensive miscues lead to 6-5 walkoff loss

    Written by Chris Slade

    Overview

    The Orioles jumped out to an early 3-0 thanks to a home run by Nelson Cruz, and RBI single by Matt Wieters, and a sac fly by J.J. Hardy. The Orioles tacked on two more in the 5th and 6th on an RBI double by David Lough and an RBI single by Adam Jones.

    Ubaldo Jimenez had been cruising through the first five innings until Jonny Gomes put the Red Sox right back in the game with a big three-run home run to cut the lead to 5-3. David Ortiz further cut the lead with an RBI single and Grady Sizemore scored the tying run on a throwing error by Jonathan Schoop to first base.

    The Red Sox walked off in the 9th inning when David Lough's throw to home (after catching a flyout) wasn't cut off by Schoop and sailed passed Wieters, allowing Dustin Pedroia to score from third.

    I wasn't able to watch any of this game due to travel but I got all of the game updates from twitter plus friends and family. After hearing about losing on a walkoff throwing error, especially after leading 5-0 early in the game, I'm kind of glad I didn't catch this one. Sounds like Jonathan Schoop had a rough night in the field at third base. I won't continue on with the usual recap format because it's late and this seems like a loss you want to forget and move on from quickly.

    And that the O's will attempt to do as the series finale tomorrow starts at 11:05 AM thanks to Patriots Day.

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