Red Sox Miss Out On Sweep In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles ended their 10-game

losing streak in dramatic fashion, getting an RBI single from

slumping Nick Markakis in the 11th inning to defeat the Boston Red

Sox 4-3 Sunday.

The victory was the first for interim manager Juan Samuel, who

was promoted from third base coach when Dave Trembley was fired on

Friday. The Orioles lost Samuel's first two games by a combined

19-2 score.

Cesar Izturis led off the 11th with a walk against Hideki

Okajima (2-2) and went to second on a sacrifice. After Miguel

Tejada was walked intentionally, Markakis – mired in an 0-for-14

skid – blooped a single to center that easily scored the winning

run.

 

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