It was the stuff baseball games — real, legitimate baseball games — are made of.
There were two-out base hits and two-strike approaches. There was the frustration of not executing a rundown, and an angry pound of a glove when a catcher is baited into allowing a run to score on a double steal.
And because the Orioles were involved, there was plenty of offense, as they beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, thanks to a 17-hit barrage Thursday at Fenway Park.
"Seemed like we played a baseball game tonight instead of all the drama, so we’re looking forward to getting back in that flow again," manager Buck Showalter said.
In many of his players' minds, it was...