Slamming The Door

Orioles 4, Red Sox 1 : Slamming The Door – Jonathan Villar hits a Grand Slam in the 2nd inning & John Means makes it stand up the rest of the way as the O’s take game 1 against Boston @ home. Villar’s slam (#4) off of starter Josh Smith, who was making his 1st start for the Red Sox, would give Means all the run support needed to earn his 4th win. The lefty allows just 1 run on 3 hits in 7 strong innings. Paul Fry retires 2 in the 8th & Mychal Givens records the final 4 outs to pick up the save. Boston had been 11-1 in their last 13 games @ Camden Yards coming into this game. Baltimore wins for the 2nd time in 3 games & will look to keep that momentum going tonight.
Bal (13-22) Bos (17-19)
WP : Means (4-3)
LP : Smith (0-1)
S : Givens (4).
GO O’S!!