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Orioles win to spoil Red Sox holiday game

April 21, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles spoiled Boston’s Patriots’ Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Monday.

The Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on. The Red Sox had a chance to win in the ninth when they loaded the bases. One run scored on Mike Napoli’s groundout to second, but Mike Carp grounded out to end the game.

The game began at 11:09 a.m., about an hour before Meb Keflezighi crossed the Boston Marathon finish line nearby as the first American man to win the race since Greg Meyer in 1983. A long, loud cheer went up in Fenway Park when the result of the race was shown on the center field video screen.

A Red Sox win would have been a bonus and they had several chances, but Wei-Yin Chen (3-1) and five relievers pitched well enough for Baltimore to gain a split of the four-game series.

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