The one problem with pitchers who throw a sinker is that when the pitch doesn't sink, it usually ends up being a long night for them and their team. And that's exactly what happened last night for Aaron Cook and the Boston Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles continued their magical run as they got six runs in the first inning on their way to a 9-1 win over the visiting team from Boston.
The win for the O's allowed them to keep pace in the AL East race with the New York Yankees who also won last night. The O's remain one game behind the Yankees. The O's are still atop the AL Wild Card standings and are 1/2 game ahead of the Oakland A's for the top spot.
The only hit the Red Sox managed last night came with the first batter of the game, Scott Podsednik. And it came on a bunt. It also led to their first run of the game as he was able to advance to second on a throwing error. He went to third on a Pedro Ciriaco sacrifice bunt and came in to score on a Dustin Pedroia sac fly.