The Red Sox stole the show in the series opener against the Orioles, blasting Baltimore right out of Fenway Park, 13-2. Shane Victorino hit two home runs and drove in seven and Mike Napoli hit a moon shot that may have orbited the earth a few times before landing on top of the parking garage on Lansdowne Street.
Boston (78-55) pushed the O’s further away from the top of the AL East and, thanks to an Angels comeback against the Rays, lead Tampa Bay (74-56) by 2.5 games with 29 to play. Baltimore (70-60) is now 6.5 back, just a game ahead of the Yankees (70-62).
The scoreboard watching will continue and Red Sox Nation hopes the Sox keep performing like Tuesday night. John Lackey goes to the bump on Hump Day (WOOO WOOOOOOO!). Lackey is 8-11 with a 3.17 ERA, but only has one win in his last seven starts – 1-5 in that stretch. He has pitched 13.1 innings over two starts against the Orioles this year with a 1-1 record and allowed seven runs and 16 hits...