In clutch, Ortiz too much for O's

Red Sox star's 3-run double in sixth breaks tie

Red Sox 6 Orioles 3


BOSTON -- The Orioles, and Rodrigo Lopez and Todd Williams specifically, knew it shouldn't have gotten to that point. Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz should have never gotten to the plate last night with the bases loaded in a tie game in the sixth inning.

If Lopez could have gotten out Alex Gonzalez, Boston's weakest hitter, the inning would have been over with the Orioles still in the lead. If he could have finished off Kevin Youkilis, whom he had down 0-2, the later sequence would have never happed.

Orioles@Red Sox Tonight, 7:05, Ch. 54, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Erik Bedard (4-1, 3.58) vs. Red Sox's Tim Wakefield (1-4, 3.89)

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