Sunday, September 23, 2012

O's Get Extra Inning Win! (Yawn); Top Sox, 9-6

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The Red Sox have scored just 18 fewer runs than the first-place Evil Ones, yet they sit 21 games behind the Pinstriped Posers. It makes you ask yourself: How the heck did this happen? As is usual, pitching is the answer. Today, Alfredo Aceves coughed up 3 12th-innings runs that allowed the Orioles a 9-6 victory at Fenway. Speaking of pitching, Aaron Cook gave up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings to start the ball rolling—so to speak. In any event, the Red Sox have now lost 85 games—and they've still got 9 left to play! On the plus side, Ryan Lavarnway and Danny Valencia (all together now, 'Who?') were the offensive stars.