Play it again -- Orioles 9, Red Sox 8

September 01, 2007|By JEFF ZREBIEC

TREMBLEY TOSSED

Orioles manager Dave Trembley earned his first major league ejection in the fourth inning while arguing that Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo obstructed Ramon Hernandez at third base. Trembley confronted third base umpire Ed Hickox first. When crew chief Joe West joined the argument, Trembley really got going, angrily gesticulating while remaining chest-to-chest with the umpire. He was thrown out by West but the argument carried on, with Trembley getting his money's worth with three umpires.

LIZ LACKS CONTROL

Making just his second major league start, Radhames Liz struggled from the outset, allowing runs in his first two innings, the first one coming on David Ortiz's bases-empty homer. Liz never settled in and was ultimately removed from the game after issuing back-to-back walks to lead off the fourth inning with the Orioles holding a 4-2 lead. For the game, Liz allowed two runs on four hits, three walks and a hit batsman in three innings. Of his 72 pitches, only 37 went for strikes.

TEJADA GOES DEEP AGAIN

Miguel Tejada got his team started, driving a two-run home run off Julian Tavarez over the Green Monster in the fourth. That tied the game, and the Orioles went on to add two more runs in the inning to take a 4-2 lead. It was Tejada's 17th home run of the season and his 10th in August. He became just the ninth Oriole to hit 10 or more home runs in a month. It has happened 19 times in franchise history. The last player to do it was Albert Belle, who hit 12 home runs in June 2000.

ON DECK

Rookie left-hander Garrett Olson (1-2, 7.33) returns to the rotation tonight to face the Red Sox, who likely will start rookie right-hander Clay Buchholz (1-0, 4.50). Olson will be making his fifth start and his second against the Red Sox. On Aug. 11, he took the loss against the Red Sox, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and six walks. Buchholz made his only major league start Aug. 17, going six strong innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels.

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