Boston takes O's Cabrera for walk

Red Sox make quick work of starter, with 6 walks in 1st inning setting the pace

Red Sox 14 Orioles 8

April 08, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

Catcher Ramon Hernandez came out first, followed a couple of batters later by the slow but purposeful trot of pitching coach Leo Mazzone. Before the long and grueling first inning was over for the Orioles last night, half of the team's infield had approached the mound to implore Daniel Cabrera to settle down and throw strikes.

The only certainty about Cabrera is you never really know if he'll dominate or implode, wow club officials and fans with his overpowering stuff, or frustrate them with his lapses of control. Last night, the 24-year-old right-hander melted down in front of 37,063 at Camden Yards, giving up either a walk or a hit to 10 of the 14 batters he faced in Boston's 14-8 victory over the Orioles.

Red Sox@Orioles Today, 4:35 p.m., Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Red Sox's Curt Schilling (1-0, 2.57) vs. O's Bruce Chen (13-10, 3.83 in '05)

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