Despite a great effort from Koji Uehara, the Orioles dropped their fourth in a row and third straight in Boston, losing 2-1 to Jon Lester and the Red Sox.
Uehara (2-1, 5.29) took the loss despite his best start of the season, and arguably the best Orioles start of the season. Koji became the first Birds starter to pitch into the seventh inning, and completed seven full with just two earned on five hits and a walk. He struck out five.
But he was outdueled by Jon Lester (1-2, 5.50), who befuddled the Orioles again to improve to 7-0 over his career against Baltimore. Lester also went seven, striking out nine and walking two. He allowed no runs on just four hits. The Orioles couldn't come close to figuring him out.
Ramon Ramirez pitched a perfect eighth for Boston, and Takashi Saito closed it out with Jonathan Papelbon unavailable. The Orioles did get a run off of Saito, but Luke Scott and Gregg Zaun stranded Aubrey Huff at second base.
Not a whole lot to say about this one. They got beat. Couldn't hit Lester. End of story.
Biggest News of the Game: Adam Jones left in the second inning with a sore right hamstring. Felix Pie replaced him in center and had a hell of a time out there. Let's hope Adam isn't out for any amount of time and just needed to take the rest of today off.
Most Birdland Player (MBP) for today's game was:
Ty Wigginton (2-for-4, RBI) (5 votes)
Koji Uehara (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K) (223 votes)
228 total votes