By Sean McAdam
CSNNE.com Red Sox Insider Follow @sean_mcadam
BALTIMORE -- Wins over the Baltimore Orioles aren't guaranteed for the Red Sox. It just seems that way sometimes.
The Orioles snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Red Sox, taking a 3-0 lead after three innings then adding three runs in the eighth off Alfredo Aceves to seal a 5-2 win over the Sox.
Kyle Weiland, facing the Orioles for the second time in his second major league start, allowed three runs over six innings and was tagged with the loss.
The only runs of the night for Boston came on a two-run homer from Jarrod Saltalamachia in the fifth off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie. It was Saltalamacchia's second homer in as many games and eighth since May 15.
After Saltalamacchia's homer, the Sox had only once got a baserunner into scoring position.
Home runs from Derrek Lee and Mark Reynolds in the eighth added on to the lead in the eighth.
STAR OF THE GAME: Jeremy Guthrie
Guthrie shut down the same lineup that lit up the Baltimore staff for 15 runs the previous night, limiting the Sox to just two runs over seven innings.
It was just the fourth win of the season for Guthrie, but as Tuesday night demonstrated, his 13
losses are more a measure of the team for which he pitches and not his stuff.
HONORABLE MENTION: Mark Reynolds
Reynolds collected three hits, including a run-scoring double in the second to account for the first O's run and a solo homer in the eighth to score their final run of the night.
GOAT OF THE GAME: Adrian Gonzalez
Gonzalez was 0-for-4 with a double play and two strikeouts, making him just 2-for-24 since the All-Star break.
He maintained that the post-break slump is just that and not a hangover from taking part in the Home Run Derby the night before the game.
TURNING POINT: In the fifth, the Sox seemed to be getting to Guthrie with a two-run homer from Jarrod Saltalamacchia, walk to Marco Scutaro and a single by Jacoby Ellsbury.
But Guthrie got Dustin Pedroia, the team's hottest hitter, to ground out to end the threat and the Sox had just two more singles the rest of the way.
BY THE NUMBERS: Josh Reddick had a three-hit night and has a .423 (11-for-26) lifetime batting average at Camden Yards.
QUOTE OF NOTE: "I did a better job of controlling the emotions and adrenaline and was a lot quicker to that comfort zone.'' Kyle Weiland on the difference between this start and his first, 10 days ago.