MAKE IT STOP: When manager Dave Trembley and pitching coach Rick Kranitz met with their pitching staff before last night's game, this was not what they had in mind. Orioles pitchers walked 10 last night, five by Garrett Olson.
OLSON GIVES IT UP: With one out in the sixth and the Orioles leading by a run, Jason Bay hit a one-out double, starting a four-run Boston rally off Olson that essentially put the game away. Jed Lowrie hit an RBI double, Coco Crisp drove in the go-ahead run with a bloop single and then Dustin Pedroia brought in two with a single off Dennis Sarfate.
GOING LONG: Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar broke an 0-for-10 slump with a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. He then went 0-for-13 before hitting a solo shot in the seventh last night.
WELCOME BACK: Despite having not played since Aug. 2 because of a fractured left foot, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said he didn't expect to feel too much rust. "See the ball, swing the bat," he said before the game. Jones did just that, crushing the first pitch he saw for his eighth home run.