Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Orioles Mount 10-Run Comeback to Down Red Sox, 11-10

Dodger fans may be disconsolate tonight, but at least we weren't up by 10 runs only to lose the game in the last two frames:

BALTIMORE -- Nick Markakis hit a two-run double off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon to complete the biggest comeback in Baltimore Orioles history, an 11-10 win Tuesday night before a mixture of delirious hometown fans and stunned Red Sox backers.

Baltimore trailed 10-1 before scoring five runs in the seventh inning and five more in the eighth. The rally was even more shocking because it came against a Boston team that had defeated the Orioles eight straight times, including five this season.

Up by nine runs in the seventh, the Red Sox probably figured the only lamentable aspect of the night was that John Smoltz wouldn't get his long-awaited 211th victory because of a lengthy rain delay.

Boston had no idea how bad it would get.

Previously, the biggest comeback in Orioles history was Sept. 2, 1956, when Baltimore rallied from an eight-run deficit at Boston.

Hey, suddenly I don't feel so bad! Dodgers stay 1.5 games ahead with the best record in baseball.


NicJ said...

The Red Sox steal our thunder, even when its bad thunder.

Orel said...

Will they call it their 5+5 game?

Eric Karros said...

Well, at least they didn't lose an 11-1 lead in the last 2 innings like some people...

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