Two batters after the Red Sox defense allowed a pop fly by Derrek Lee to drop in short center field for a double in the bottom of the fourth inning, Luke Scott slammed as two-run homer onto Eutaw Street and Adam Jones followed with a shot that barely cleared the left field fence to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead against Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett.
It was the first set of back-to-back home runs for the Orioles since Aug. 21 of last year, when Ty Wigginton and Scott hit consecutive bombs against the Texas Rangers.
The most interesting thing about Scott's homer was the aftermath. He watched it a little longer than usual and Beckett appeared to be yelling at him as he rounded the bases. Beckett also had words with home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreath as he walked off the field at the end of the inning.
Scott's homer traveled 426 feet and was his fifth Eutaw St. homer, tying Rafael Palmeiro for the all-time club lead.