Steve Martin

Slumping Orioles try to play small ball, but that doesn't work either

Slumping Orioles try to play small ball, but that doesn't work either

The Orioles couldn’t get anything going against Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright, which didn’t make Monday night look a whole lot different from most any other night this season.

To their credit, however, they took what they could get and tried to make a small impression if they couldn’t make a big one.

It almost worked.

Wright allowed just four hits over 6 2/3 innings — all of them singles -- before he was forced out of the game when three straight Orioles reached base with two outs in the seventh.

But the attempted rally wasn’t exactly a laser show. Chance Sisco was hit by one of those fluttering K-balls and Jace Peterson...

73°