These are tough times for the Orioles’ two Martinezes, Dennis and Tippy. The former loses his 10th decision, an American League worst; the latter blows a one-run lead that costs a game.
Dennis Martinez fails to last two innings in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox; his ERA climbs to 5.22.
“If we could reverse his [4-10] record, we’d be in clover,” general manager Hank Peters grouses.
Next game, the Red Sox pounce on Tippy Martinez, the Orioles’ steadiest reliever who’s handed a late 2-1 lead but loses, 3-2.
But the first-place Orioles rebound as Jim Palmer, 37, returns from the disabled list to beat Boston, 6-3. It’s the 265th career...