The Orioles had shot themselves in the foot so many times over the past two days, they didn't have any toes left. O's hitters had hit into five double plays in a span of six innings going into the third inning today, which isn't easy to do.
So, just when they look about as hopeless as they could possibly look, they bat around and score six times in the bottom of the third to make this a game again. The Red Sox have scored in every inning, so who knows what happens from here, but the Red Sox bench is thin and they're going to have to get into their bullpen early, too, so it really is anybody's ballgame.
There were a lot of key hits in the inning, but Adam Jones' opposite field double with the bases loaded to put the O's on the board for the first time after 14 straight innings of futility was huge. So was Aubrey Huff's double off the out-of-town scoreboard and, of course, Ty Wigginton's foul-pole homer to pull the Orioles to within a run.
The O's bullpen still faces the difficult task of holding things together for 7 2/3 innings, but at least the game is worth watching now.