Nothing out of the ordinary, but the Orioles still are determined to trade Luis Matos and are talking to five or six teams about him. One report has the Boston Red Sox interested, with utility infielder Tony Graffanino a possibility. Todd Walker remains a possibility, though not everyone in the organization is sold on him.
Also, the club would do just about anything for a left-handed reliever. Any of you qualify? Grab your glove.
Ed Rogers made a great diving stop and throw in the fifth inning after ranging far to his left, but he skipped a relay throw past second base in the sixth, if that was his intended target, and the ball rolled to the Boston dugout. Coco Crisp, who doubled off Rodrigo Lopez, was awarded home plate. Not sure what he's going to do with it.
That might have been the worst relay throw in history. I'm waiting for Cooperstown to request the baseball.
Manny Ramirez doubled with two outs, and Josh Bard singled for a 3-0 lead.
Lopez was much better in the seventh, striking out two.
Starter Erik Bedard allowed one run, Ramirez's homer, and three hits over five innings. He didn't issue a walk and struck out three. So much for that 12.71 ERA. He looked fantastic.
The Orioles managed four hits off Boston starter Bronson Arroyo, and now they're chasing Tim Wakefield's knuckler.