The Baltimore Orioles are heading back to the postseason for the first time since 1997. After beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Sunday afternoon in their regular-season home finale, the Orioles sealed at least a
The Baltimore Orioles took a significant step toward their first postseason berth in 15 years, beating the Red Sox 5-4 at Camden Yards, and putting themselves into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees atop the American League East with just four games to play in the regular season.
The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays.
They call the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park the "Pesky Pole" after Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, who was honored after the game with a ballpark memorial service that drew about a thousand admirers and featured several dozen former Red Sox players, including Roger Clemens, Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk.
Right-hander Armando Galarraga, who is hoping to make the Orioles after missing much of last season because of injury, tired after a solid early performance and ended up allowing four runs in four innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles, 7-4, in a split-squad game at JetBlue Park.