And there was much joy in Dudville, the mighty Orioles have won.

It wasn't easy – nothing has been easy for the Orioles this early season.


But they escaped in the 10th inning from Fenway with a 7-6 victory, breaking a five-game losing streak and a 10-game skid against the Red Sox.

One of the hitting heroes was rookie Rhyne Hughes, in his second game of his career. Hughes had two hits again, including a RBI single in the 10th to break a 4-4 tie. Matt Wieters added a two-run single through a drawn-in infield and the Orioles went up 7-4.

But they first had to survive the bottom of the 10th.

Jim Johnson, pitching in his third inning, gave up a leadoff double to Kevin Youkilis that bounced out of Lou Montanez's glove at the base of the Green Monster. David Ortiz crushed a fly out to the deepest part of center, moving Youkilis to third. J.D. Drew followed with a double that scored Youkilis.

Rick Kranitz came out to calm Johnson, who then allowed a single to Adrian Beltre to bring the potential winning run to the plate. Bill Hall singled to make it 7-6, forcing Johnson out of the game.

Cla Meredith entered and faced former Oriole Darnell McDonald, who hit a foul pop to the catcher. Then Meredith got Scutaro to line out to second base.

Like you were worried. Like you don't love Orioles' drama.

Your hometown heroes head back to Baltimore with a one-game winning streak. Sure, they were only 2-8 on this road trip, but given the situation, that's a whole lot better than 1-9 and six straight losses to mull over on an off day.