Play It Again

July 01, 2009|By Dan Connolly


The Orioles were trailing 10-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, when they mounted their greatest comeback. The Orioles' largest previous comeback was Sept. 2, 1956, when they made up an eight-run deficit at Boston to win, 11-10. On Tuesday night, the Orioles sent 10 batters up in the seventh, had seven hits and scored five runs. Then, in the eighth, another 10 batters hit, with six more hits and another five runs.


Boston's Jacob Ellsbury had a pretty good game - in one inning - Tuesday night. He homered and added an RBI single in Boston's five-run fourth, in which 11 Red Sox came to the plate.


Adam Jones made his second circus catch in two nights, but this time he couldn't hold on while slamming into the center-field wall in the first inning. It was Kevin Youkilis' 13th homer of the season. Jones left before the third inning as a precaution.


Right-hander Brad Bergesen (5-2, 3.76 ERA) will make his 14th big league start and first against the Red Sox at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday. He'll face Josh Beckett (9-3, 3.48), who is 5-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 10 starts against the Orioles.

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