In a win that was marred by a knee injury to designated hitter Wilson Betemit, the Orioles outslugged the Boston Red Sox, 12-9, on Monday while hitting five of the game’s seven home runs.
A swirling wind at Ed Smith Stadium turned routine fly balls into hits and hard-hit flyballs into home runs as the clubs combined for 33 hits.
Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the second, Betemit tied the game with a three-run home run against Boston’s Graham Godfrey. Betemit later had a sacrifice fly to give him four RBIs on Monday and six total in his past two games.
But Betemit’s day ended prematurely when his knee buckled and he collapsed while running the bases at the end of the fifth...