They had their chances, but Boston's key clutch hitters—Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz—went 0-8 last night in a tough 3-2 loss to Baltimore. Terriffic young O's hurler Chris Tillman was able to stifle every potential Sox rally, while Jon Lester pitched well enough to lose. A key 2-out walk led to two runs and that was all she wrote. Shane Victorino continued his torrid August with a solo HR that got the Red Sox as close as they'd come. Luckily, the Rays were shut out by the Los Angeles Angels of Earth, so the Carmine Hose maintained their 2.5 game edge in the AL East.