The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays.
With the tying run on first in the top of the ninth inning, pinch hitter Jim Thome laced a line drive down the right-field line — it is just 302 feet down the line — that one-hopped over the short fence for a ground-rule double.
"It's part of playing in different ballparks," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "We had two routine fly balls [Saturday off the Green Monster] to the left fielder or we wouldn't have been playing extra...