Saturday, September 22, 2012

Red Sox Valiantly Prevent Bigger Empire Lead

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In a selfless display of Anti-Yankee zeal, the Red Sox handed the Baltimore Orioles a further opportunity to keep pace with the Evil Empire, falling to their feathered friends, 4-2. Jon Lester lost for the first time in 21 tries against Baltimore—which says a lot about this horrific season. After the Red Sox battled to tie the score at two in the fifth, Lester gave back the lead in the sixth. As with every year, it's all about the starting pitching, and tonight Miguel Gonzalez (a former Red Sox prospect) was better than Lester. Once Baltimore got the lead, their superb bullpen did the rest—with Jim Johnson setting a new Oriole save record. Hey, Toronto lost.