Dean Kremer got the start for the Baltimore Orioles in their one-game “series” against Boston at Fenway Park this evening. This was a makeup for a previously postponed game earlier in the year. Kremer’s line: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K.
Boston took an early 1-0 lead in the last of the first on an RBI-single by Verdugo. They would put two more across in the last of the third as well. Pham’s RBI-double and Bogaerts’ sac fly-RBI ran the score to 3-0, Boston.
However the Orioles fought back. Terrin Vavra stayed hot, smacking a two-RBI triple in the sixth. Vavra would later score on an infield RBI-single by Austin Hays.
In short, Hays legged out an infield single. Originally he was called out, but Brandon Hyde challenged the call. Replays upheld the challenge, and the O’s had managed to tie the ballgame.
But it wasn’t meant to be, tonight. Hosmer smacked an RBI-double in the last of the sixth, giving Boston a 4-3 lead. Which turned into a 4-3 victory.
So technically the O’s are once again a half game out of the post season. But they now head to Tampa for a three-game weekend set. And Tampa’s the team they once again trail. Tampa this weekend and Toronto early next week might be the biggest series’ the O’s have played in years.
The series at Tropicana Field opens tomorrow night. Austin Voth gets the start for the O’s, and he’ll be opposed by Tampa’s Cory Kluber. Game time is set for just after 7 PM.