BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox seemed a team on the ropes as they returned home to face the Orioles.
The one-time first-place club had dropped five straight to the lowly Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Kansas City Royals. The Orioles hoped to spoil Boston's season further behind surging rookie Adam Loewen.
Orioles@Red Sox Today, 1:20 p.m., Ch. 45, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Kris Benson (9-9, 4.71) vs. Red Sox's Jason Johnson (3-11, 5.96)