Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/11/13
Game 9: Red Sox fall in a close one 3-2 The Red Sox had goals of taking the third series in a row to start a season for the first time since 1952, but the Orioles spoiled all the fun. The game was close all night, and Alfredo Aceves was servicable at best, but the Red Sox could not put together enough offense to take this from the Os at Fenway. It almost felt as if the Orioles beat the Red Sox at their own game, as their bullpen took over and  didn't give up a hit in 3.2 innings of relief. Here are the four at bats that changed the game: 1) Top of the second inning, and Chris Davis is leading off. 3-0 count, and Alfredo Aceves throws Davis a gem, and Davis deposits it in the center field bleachers. Why throw a hittable pitch on a 3-0 count to the hottest hitter in baseball? Only Salty and Aceves know, but it's 1-0 Os and Chris Davis is on pace for 100 HRs this season. 2) Bottom of the third inning, and Tillman walks Stephen Drew, who then gets to third on a hard hit ball, rig...
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