When the Orioles' four-run fifth inning off Boston starter Curt Schilling was finally over last night, the home team's fans, seemingly silenced in their ballpark by the Red Sox for so long, stood and cheered. A lead against Boston here was reason enough to celebrate.
However, the good sentiment, like the Orioles' one-run advantage, didn't last long. The Red Sox answered with two runs in the sixth on consecutive hits off Todd Williams and got near perfect relief work the rest of the way to beat the Orioles, 6-5, in front of 27,565 at Camden Yards.
Red Sox@Orioles Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Red Sox's Tim Wakefield (3-4, 4.03) vs. Orioles' Erik Bedard (4-2, 4.63)