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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays. With the tying run on first in the top of the ninth inning, pinch hitter Jim Thome laced a line drive down the right-field line — it is just 302 feet down the line — that one-hopped over the short fence for a ground-rule double. "It's part of playing in different ballparks," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
BOSTON - Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox in which the Orioles came from behind to score five unanswered runs and shut down Boston with 5 1/3 strong innings from the bullpen, the music blasted inside the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park. Earning a split of their day-night doubleheader was, in a way, a victory.
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By Rob Kasper | April 26, 2000
AS PART OF my lifelong goal to chow down in every major-league ballpark in America, I recently ate at Boston's historic Fenway Park. There is talk in Boston of building a new ballpark, a replica of the old one. Nothing has happened yet, but I wanted to get there and eat in the original structure before anything is improved. Fenway is the oldest major-league park in the country, and it shows its age, especially in the concourse where the concessions are sold. Compared to the concourse at Baltimore's Camden Yards, Fenway is dark, cramped and quirky.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
BOSTON - As seen during this week's homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders - and the obstacles they bring - but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles in more ways than one. The Orioles' scheduled Fourth of July game today against the Red Sox at Fenway Park was postponed because of inclement weather nearly three hours before its scheduled start. The game will be made up as the first of a split-admission doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. Saturday.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1999
BOSTON -- When New York Yankees right-hander Orlando Hernandez says a hostile crowd at Fenway Park won't bother him during tonight's Game 5 start, he's not just putting up a brave front. Hernandez knows tough crowds. This one, no matter how vocal, won't compare to what he endured in Cuba."It used to be a little bit worse," he said through an interpreter, first base coach Jose Cardenal.A little bit?"They throw rocks, to tomatoes, to anything they can find on the field," he said."If you win, the opposite fans, they're going to try to beat you any way they can. Then if you lose, your own fans are going to try to kill you. So it's one way or another.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2010
For those worried about Orioles rookie left-hander Brian Matusz and focused on his poor win-loss record and mid-4.00 ERA, there is one statistic that you may want to consider. In eight starts this season against the three heavyweights of the American League East, Matusz has a 2.90 ERA and has allowed just 41 hits in 492/3 innings. That includes three solid starts against the Boston Red Sox, whom Matusz completely shut down Sunday, pitching seven shutout innings and tying a career high with eight strikeouts in the Orioles' much-needed 6-1 victory in front of an announced 37,742 at Fenway Park.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2002
BOSTON - Janet Marie Smith vs. the Green Monster. If it sounds like an idea coming out of left field, that's because it is. Smith, one of the country's noted baseball park designers and a creative force behind Oriole Park at Camden Yards, is tackling her latest project: the revamping of Fenway Park and its stark green left-field wall that looms as a monster in a city obsessed with baseball. "Sometimes we stop and say, `It's Fenway, can you believe it?' It's cloud nine just to be here," Smith says in a spare moment during a 15-hour workday at the Boston ballpark, the latest city icon entrusted to her for a makeover.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
BOSTON -- If you look closely enough, you'll see a little bit of Fenway Park -- where baseball's All-Star Game was played Tuesday night -- in every new-old ballpark that springs up around the major leagues.The famous "Green Monster" spawned the short right field porch at Camden Yards and the huge scoreboard wall at Cleveland's Jacobs Field. The turn-of-the-century ambience has been replicated in such disparate locations as Denver and Dallas.If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then the new wave of stadium construction is proof that the old ballpark on Yawkey Way is the most distinctive monument ever built for baseball, with all due respect to Yankee Stadium -- which no one is in any hurry to copy.
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Peter Schmuck | April 20, 2014
There is still a winter chill in the air, and the American League East race has already gotten hot and heavy. The Orioles and Boston Red Sox are embroiled in an intense four-game series at Fenway Park that is building toward Monday's emotional crescendo. The Tampa Bay Rays spent Friday and Saturday pounding some of the starch out of the first-place New York Yankees before losing in 12 innings Sunday for a split in their four-game series. By most accounts, it's going to be like this all season.
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February 24, 2011
April 18, 1975: Lee Mays hit a pair of homers and drove in seven runs in his first career game at Fenway Park. The Orioles beat the Red Sox, 9-7.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
BOSTON - Everyone knew that the American League East would be a battle this season, and that's certainly shaping up to be the case. Heading into Sunday, all five teams in the division are separated by just two games. The teams are constantly shuffling within the standings. And here in Boston, with the Red Sox coming off their third World Series title in a decade, it's not too soon for fans here to start panicking. The Red Sox came into Saturday's game with a 7-10 record, and in the first few weeks of the season, losses seem magnified when you're getting further away from .500.
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Peter Schmuck | April 20, 2014
There is still a winter chill in the air, and the American League East race has already gotten hot and heavy. The Orioles and Boston Red Sox are embroiled in an intense four-game series at Fenway Park that is building toward Monday's emotional crescendo. The Tampa Bay Rays spent Friday and Saturday pounding some of the starch out of the first-place New York Yankees before losing in 12 innings Sunday for a split in their four-game series. By most accounts, it's going to be like this all season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
BOSTON - Orioles rookie third baseman Jonathan Schoop is still trying to feel his way through his first real opportunity to contribute as a major leaguer. The organization's top position player prospect, Schoop has had his share of growing pains under a particularly bright spotlight as he's filled in at for injured Gold Glover Manny Machado. The 22-year-old didn't experience much pain on Friday. In the Orioles' first trip to Fenway Park this season, Schoop helped rally the Orioles to an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox with his first career four-hit game in front of an announced crowd of 36,408.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
BOSTON -- Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has had more success against the Boston Red Sox than any other American League East opponent, so it's no wonder why manager Buck Showalter pushed him back to pitch tonight in the first game of this weekend's four-game series at Fenway Park. Tuesday's rainout provided the opportunity. Tillman, who celebrated his 26th birthday Tuesday, is 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 career starts against the Red Sox, including an Opening Day no-decision against Boston on March 31. He is 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA in five career starts at Fenway Park.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Of all the nooks and nuances of Fenway Park - from the afternoon shadows that creep along the infield in the fall to the adventurous outfield that includes the Green Monster and the Pesky Pole - none of them go unnoticed by Orioles manager Buck Showalter. In Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox, the Orioles had the opportunity to record their second sweep at Fenway this season. And through 7 ½ innings, the teams were tied at one, and it seemed like the Orioles and Red Sox were heading for extra innings for the fifth time in nine games here in 2012.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
BOSTON -- The Orioles have needed a little extra to win seven of their eight games at Fenway Park so far. Four games have gone into extra innings, including Saturday's afternoon-into-evening, 12-inning, 9-6 victory over the Red Sox. If the Orioles can win Sunday, they will earn their second sweep in Boston this season. They would also tie their club record for most wins at Fenway in a season (eight), set in both 1960 and 1966. They've won a total of nine of 10 dating back to last September. They've already won all three series here this season.
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May 23, 2002
On deck Pedro Martinez of the Red Sox looks to go 7-0 as he faces the rival Yankees tonight in the start of four-game series at Fenway Park. He said it "It's not a back factor, it's an age factor." David Wells, Yankees pitcher, listed as day-to-day, said he felt pressure in his back during a workout but no spasms
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By ROCH KUBATKO | July 11, 2008
BASEBALL Orioles@Red Sox 7 p.m. [MASN2] : It's fun to watch New England work itself into a tizzy as Orioles Nation takes over Fenway Park. CYCLING Tour de France 8:30 a.m. [Vs.] : It's Stage 7, when the first cyclist to chain his bike to the rack without having it stolen overnight gets the yellow jersey.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays. With the tying run on first in the top of the ninth inning, pinch hitter Jim Thome laced a line drive down the right-field line — it is just 302 feet down the line — that one-hopped over the short fence for a ground-rule double. "It's part of playing in different ballparks," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
BOSTON - When the Orioles acquired Jim Thome in early July, they did so hoping the 42-year-old had enough hits left in his bat to help get them get to the postseason for the first time in 15 years. Thome himself said being thrust into a pennant race re-energized him, but it was soon after that a herniated disk left the likely Hall of Famer's season in limbo. Thome returned to the starting lineup Saturday for the first time in eight weeks, and the veteran designated hitter provided his team with his biggest hit in an Orioles uniform.
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