Friday, July 8, 2011

First game at Fenway and the Red Sox win!; Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

Second trip to Boston. Second time at Fenway. Second Red Sox game. First game at Fenway. First regular season Red Sox game.

The first time I came to Boston was 4 years ago in the middle of February. We were going to tour Fenway but we were told it's not worth it due to construction that was being done on the stadium but as we walked around a construction worker told us that if we entered the stadium he wouldn't stop us but he didn't say we could, so of course we went inside and got some photos of the field (tarp on) and the Green Monster. This trip to Fenway was even better we started out eating at a bar called Game On, got to go on the field for the Orioles batting practice, got to go on top of the Green Monster, watched the Red Sox beat my dad's team the Orioles, and got to sit in the Red Sox dugout after the game.

While we watched the Orioles batting practice my father claimed they were having a home run derby, I just let all the trash talk go in one ear and out another because I knew the Red Sox would shut him up...and well they did. The Red Sox had their own home run derby but during the game that put them in first place as the Yankees lost to the Rays to a score of 5-1. The Red Sox had 6 home runs from 6 different players. In the 3rd inning Dustin Pedroia hit a 3 run shot that gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead. In the 5th Jacoby Ellsbury sent a ball to center field for 2 runs giving the Red Sox the lead again at 5-3. In the 7th inning the Red Sox would go back-to-back-to-back with solo long balls, starting with a shot from David Ortiz, then Josh Reddick, and then Jarrod Saltalamacchia to push the Red Sox over the Orioles 10-3. The Orioles would score 1 more run to make their loss a 6 run deficit at 10-4.

Andrew Miller was shaky in the beginning giving up 2 runs in the 1st and a run in the 3rd, but in the end he recieved the winning decision as he left after 5 innings with a 5-3 lead and gave up 6 hits and walked 4. Miller is now 3-0 on the season in 4 starts. Orioles' starter Jake Arrieta recieved the loss as he pitched 4.1 innings and gave up 6 hits and 5 runs (4 earned) and is 9-6 on the season.

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