In Boston for the Patriots' Day Matinee, the Red Sox climbed all over the Orioles, winning a 12-1 runaway. Justin Masterson pitched 5 fine innings, then handed off to MDC, Okey Doke, the Other Javy, and new guy Hunter Jones to finish up. On the striking side of the ledger, David Ortiz had a double and a triple, while Jason Varitek had a home run. Ellsbury, Pedroia, and Ortiz were 9 for 16 combined. The unusually named Radhames Liz of Baltimore took his lumps, allowing 6 runs on 28 pitches while only getting one out. Boston is now 7-6 , riding a 5 game winning streak.
The Minnesota Twins visit Fenway tomorrow for a weird two game set, followed by the first visit of the Evil Empire over the weekend.