As the Orioles search for a top executive stretches on, the work former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington did in building the 2018 World Series champion should stand out for how he ran a complete organization before his dismissal.
Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
In Tuesday's series opener at Fenway Park, David Lough capped a four-run second inning with a three-run homer, helping to send the Orioles to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox in front of an announced 36,508.
Spurred by five solid innings from left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and at least five highlight defensive gems ¿ including three by center fielder Adam Jones ¿ the Oriole drew within 4 ½ games of the New York Yankees (33-26) and captured the series against the last-place Red Sox (27-33).
As the Orioles open their three-game series tonight against the Red Sox, all eyes will be on former O¿s pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who will make his third career big-league start tonight against his old team.
Bud Norris took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a meaningless three-run home run to Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, then left to a rousing ovation from the festive crowd of 43,802.
In the Orioles' 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles certainly received a much-needed, quality performance from right-hander Bud Norris while Boston's Wade Miley imploded in a six-run third.
In what proved to be one of the strangest nights in Camden Yards¿ 23-year history ¿ a business-as-usual ballgame inside the stadium and a tumultuous environment outside it ¿ the Orioles ultimately broke their five-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, on a walk-off homer by David Lough in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke to Major League Baseball¿s chief baseball officer Joe Torre in the aftermath of Friday¿s strange game in which right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected, but wouldn¿t divulge any details of his conversation.
There were far too many quotes from the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox, especially ones pertaining to Ubaldo Jimenez¿s ejection, to get into the gamer, so here are some leftovers from postgame interviews.
The Orioles and Red Sox have had their share of tense moments at Fenway Park over the years, but what happened in the fourth inning of Boston's 3-2, walk-off win Friday night didn't seem to be one of them.