Bullpen costs O's against Red Sox

Single by Loretta in ninth off Lopez boosts Boston

Red Sox 6 Orioles 5

September 15, 2006|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

Given the performance of the bullpen all season, it seemed extremely unlikely. To get another rare win against the Boston Red Sox, Orioles relievers needed to get 11 outs while nursing a two-run lead.

They managed to get only six by the time that lead disappeared. Closer Chris Ray gave up a game-tying single to Mark Loretta with one out in the eighth inning, and Rodrigo Lopez allowed the go-ahead base hit to Loretta in the ninth.

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