Nelson Cruz celebrated his Orioles debut by hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and Baltimore beat Jon Lester and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox 2-1 Monday before an appreciative sellout crowd on opening day.
The Boston Red Sox won’t have the luxury of easing into a new season as defending World Series champions.
Miguel Gonzalez got through five innings in his final spring start, giving up four runs as the split-squad Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Wednesday.
Buck Showalter called Chris Tillman into his office to give him an exciting piece of news: The right-hander will be the Baltimore Orioles’ opening-day starter against the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span, a solo shot in the sixth inning that helped a Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Tuesday.
Kevin Gausman pitched three scoreless innings against a lineup of Boston Red Sox big leaguers, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised to a 13-2 victory in a split-squad game Saturday night.
Bud Norris pitched three shutout innings in his second start of the spring, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Saturday in the first of two split squad games between the teams.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski was in the stands and watched his grandson score a run for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday in their 8-6 loss to Boston.
But don’t worry our Baltimore Birds are talked about as Scott ask’s Danny about the Orioles new pitching coach Dave Wallace.
Chris Davis finished a season in which he led the majors in homers (53) and RBIs (138), even though his work was over a couple of hours earlier than planned. A sprained left wrist forced him out in the fourth inning of Sunday’s 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Steve Pearce drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the eighth inning Saturday night and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason earlier in the day.
It’s a great weekend for Baltimore. Every hotel is booked, thousands of visitors are in town and stores are seeing a big boost.