If only, if only, if only. If only Chris Davis had tagged up at third and run home while right fielder Mookie Betts slid into foul territory in the second inning. If only reliever Cody Carroll hadn’t lugged a wild pitch over the head of his catcher, allowing the Boston Red Sox’s tiebreaking run to cross the plate. If only Jace Peterson hadn’t struck out, leaving two in scoring position in the eighth inning.
If only the Orioles could have held on to their lead to win.
Despite carrying a two-run advantage into the fourth inning of Saturday’s nightcap, the Orioles blew their second lead in two days to the Red Sox, who completed a doubleheader sweep with a 6-4 win.