Dustin Pedroia his his 99th homer as a member of the Red Sox but Boston
still fell to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
There were no high-fives in Mudville Tuesday — Mighty Koji had struck out.
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara entered a tie game in the ninth inning Tuesday night trying to maintain a team-record streak of 37 consecutive batters retired against a Baltimore Orioles team fighting for its playoff life.
Something had to give.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, it was Uehara.
The rock-steady stopper served up a leadoff triple to one-time Red Sock Danny Valencia, who came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Matt Wieters one batter later and lifted the visiting Orioles a 3-2 win over Boston at Fenway Park in the opener of the three-game set.
Despite the loss, Boston’s magic number to clinch the American League East Division title still fell to three games by virtue of Tampa Bay’s 7-1 loss to the Texas Ran...