The Baltimore Orioles have cooled off considerably following their impressive start. Now they have the extremely difficult task of facing the Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester, who will be trying to maintain his perfect career record against the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Lester will take the mound at Fenway Park looking to deal Baltimore its 11th loss in 14 games.
Despite their slide, which includes dropping two of three at home to Boston from May 21-23, the Orioles (30-24) are two games ahead of the Red Sox (28-26) and one game behind Tampa Bay for the AL East lead.
The Rays went ahead Sunday by dealing Baltimore its seventh loss in eight games, 8-4.
"You play 162 of these things, and this is just six, seven games out of 162," third baseman Mark Reynolds told the team's official website. "It's not really that big of a deal when you think about it. We're going to get out of here, go to Boston for a day off. Go and regroup, and hopefully play some good baseball up there."
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