Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/18/13
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. Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer 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...
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