Opening Day starter Chris Tillman was pushed to his pitch limit, but the Orioles managed to grind out an uplifting one-run victory.
And on Thursday night, Wei Yin Chen had to struggle to get into the sixth inning as the Red Sox sprayed singles all over the ballpark.
That’s what they do. They are one of the most patient offensive teams in either league and they proved it again and again.
Meanwhile, the Orioles remain as aggressive at the plate as ever, which can be a blessing or a curse depending on who’s on the mound for the opposition. In this case, they did not really get after any of the three Red Sox starters, except for the two-run fourth on Thursday during which three Orioles hitters – Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and Delmon Young -- hit balls off the fence.