Boston got off to a promising start that just lacked a finish.
Dustin Pedroia's leadoff homer was one of only three hits for the Red Sox in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit for the victory.
Danny Valencia tripled to stop closer Koji Uehara's streak of 37 consecutive outs in the ninth inning and Matt Wieters followed with the go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Orioles.
''Just a number of missed opportunities early on,'' Boston manager John Farrell said.
Boston went without a hit from Mike Carp's double in the second inning until Jarrod Saltalamacchia's single up the middle in the ninth. The Red Sox failed to capitalize on six walks and were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position.
''We were in it. We just didn't get the final push,'' Saltalamacchia said.
Brian Roberts' run-scoring groundout in the fifth pulled Baltimore within 2-1, then Chris Davis' 51st homer of the season in the sixth that tied the score 2-2. Davis broke the club ...